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A panel of young female publishers talk about the issues affecting publishing in the 21st century. Chaired by Elke @meetbookgirl with Katherine @leicestershitekaat - Sanne from Penguin @booksandquills and Jennie @foxedqusrterly (Slightly Foxed Books)
An hour of local literary production QUIRK hosted by the editors Chris, 'The Bookbinder', Bradshaw and Wayland Boulanger.
Bookstagramming is not just for girls! A panel of the rarer sex of #booklovers talk books and discuss what it is like to be a minority in the mostly girls' world of all things bookish. Chaired by Jack @that.english.guy.who.reads
Put on your frocks and tux, dress to impress, this is the only black tie event of the week… our tongue-in-cheek ceremony is hosted by Siobhan @thehalcyondaysofsummer Charlie @thebookboy Jack @thatenglishboywhoreads and Anne @addymanbooks with prizes donated by Penguin Books, Slightly Foxed Books and Harper Collins. This year there only three categories - for those in Hay and for those who could not make it so six bookstagrammies in total are up for grabs. This year’s themes are:
1. Books and Hot Drinks. We accept coffee, tea or hot chocolate….
2. Books and Scenery. Townscapes, landscapes, hi-rise or waterfalls…
3. A Book Flat Lay or Shelfie. Just books, plain and simple….
Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop which is in Hay’s Scottish cousin – Wigtown. The Bookshop contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ...In his recently published wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
Come early to get a seat! FREE ENTRY
Come and party in style at the globe with local DJ 'Red Eyed Trout' ! He will be sure to get you dancing with some old school dance classics of the years!