Bookshop Events

One of the things we promised to do when the Bookshop was set up was to arrange a series of events. With the kind help of our members and others we have put together our first series of events. We hope there is something that will interest everyone. You can find details of the events on the special Bookshop Events page.

The next event is a on the 26th September and will feature author Wilma Hayes talking about the writing of her crime novel Freeing my Sisters.

There is no charge for any of these events and we are extremely grateful to the people who have either offered their services as speakers or who have been volunteered by us!

All events will take place at the shop unless numbers are large enough to warrant booking another venue. Tea/coffee, cakes and cold drinks will be available to purchase at every event and whilst we do not have a licence allowing us to serve alcohol you are very welcome to bring your own; we can supply glasses!

In order to give us some idea of the numbers attending each event we should be very grateful if you would let us know if you are coming by phone, email, by popping into the shop or by using the contact form below. [contact]

We do hope that you will be able to come along to some if not all of these events and we look to seeing you at the shop.

A new group for anyone interested in China.

Are you interested in China, a country that is hardly ever out of the news?  A local teacher and China expert is setting up a group in Malvern for anyone interested in China, its culture and literature. As an introduction Leah Stickley who has lived and worked in China for the last 13 years is going to host a short talk on modern Chinese literature. There is a lot of literature in and outside the country but which is painting the true picture of modern China? Leah will give a brief overview of modern literature  from her own perspective and readings. Recently returned to the UK, Leah is keen to share her insights and to develop understanding of this fascinating country and culture.
The talk will take place at 7pm on the Tuesday 22nd May at the Malvern Book Cooperative in St Ann’s Road. If you would like to come along or find out more Leah can be contacted through the Book Cooperative email or phone 01684 564788

Garden Window Display

Running a shop is a steep learning curve. Window dressing is one of the skills that has been mastered already. We plan to have themed window displays to link into local and national events. This is the current window to tie in with the Malvern Spring Garden Show. Unlike the real show there’s no mud to be seen!

We’ve a good range of garden and nature books in stock. If the rain gets too much for you pop in for a browse and a coffee.

An evening talk with Fiona Robyn

The Most Beautiful Thing Cover PictureLast night we held our first evening talk with local author Fiona  Robyn. Fiona gave a fascinating insight into her writing process. Starting with characters she clearly loves her books take on a life of their own where, sometimes, things happen that Fiona has little control over.

The Most Beautiful Thing is Fiona’s fourth novel. She talked about the pitfalls of getting published and why it may make sense to give your book away! Writing is clearly one of the easier parts of making your way as an author.

Our next author event is on the 12th May when Loretta Proctor will be in the shop signing copies of her new novel Middle Watch.

Some new photos of the shop now we are open.

We have been open for nearly two weeks now. The response has been great. We are mastering ‘the beasts’ (the coffee machine, till and computer system). If you have not been in to see us we’d love to see you. If you have been in do come again; the book stock is changing everyday as we order new titles.

You can find our opening times and location here

Trading Day 1!

Well we are open! Day one trading complete and members will be happy to know that over £500 will be in the bank tomorrow morning! Staff were frazzled but happy at the end of the day.

On Wednesday the rest of our stock will arrive and we hope to open the second room. This stock will be the fiction for grown ups ( I can’t bring myself to say ‘adult fiction’ as that has too many smutty connotations).

As of today we have a  feed where we will post quick updates and offers etc. You can follow us @malvernbookcoop .

The next thing we would like is to prepare a list of members’ favourite books – we can recommend them to our customers! If you post them here with a short recommendation we can order copies to stock in the shop. If you can’t choose just one recommend more!