Top Five Halloween Events at Independent Bookshops

Have you carved your pumpkins yet? Halloween is just around the corner now and to save you the trouble, we’ve rounded up our top five Halloween events at independent bookshops. Go on, grab your witches hat and support your local bookshop…


Bags of Books, 1 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2BT
Giles Paley-Philips event
Author Giles Paley-Phillips will be reading his new picture book Tamara Small and the Monsters Ball on October 27th at 11am. Come along and join in some monster-y activities.
Best for 3-8 year olds. This is a free event, but please sign up in advance as places are limited.

Ink and Folly, 265 Eltham High St., London, SE9 1TY
‘Trick or Treat’
Are you brave enough to visit the haunted bookshop? If you are, there’ll be face painting, trick or treating and more…Come along on Oct 27th from 12-4pm if you dare.

Nomad Books, 781 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5HA
Halloween Storytime
Look out for spooks and ghouls at Nomad Books when you come along to their Halloween-inspired storytime at 3.45pm on October 29th.

The Book Nook, First Avenue, Hove, BN3 2FJ
Halloween Day
It’s Halloween All Day at The Book Nook, with spooky fun and stories at 11am and 4pm.
Find ghosts in the shop, dress in your spookiest outfit and take part in Halloween fun. Free and spooky all day on October 31st!

Storytellers, Inc., 7 The Crescent, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire, FY8 1SN
Torch Fright Night
Join Storytellers, Inc. for some spooky stories and Halloween treats (or tricks!) Don’t forget your torch! The event will be held on Wednesday 31st October at 6,7 and 8pm.

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