Sep
28
Sat
The Stamford Georgian Festival: Georgian Verse with Richard Barter @ Walkers Bookshop Stamford
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the Stamford Georgian Festival and we are thrilled to be hosting Richard Barter for a very special Georgian poetry reading.

For one week only our usual Saturday poetry slot is becoming a lot more Georgian. Be sure to come along and join in with the fantastic Georgian fun!

Enjoy the traditional Georgian costumes, Georgian songs and of course, Richard’s Georgian Poetry recital.

We hope that you are as excited as we are!

Oct
19
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

Nov
9
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

Feb
8
Sat
Book Signing: Alastair Goodrum ‘Through Adversity’ @ Walkers Bookshop Stamford
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

We are thrilled to have Alastair Goodrum visiting our upstairs bookshop in Stamford to sign his newest fascinating book: ‘Though Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots’. It proves to be a really interesting morning so be sure to come along to ask Alastair your questions!

There are no tickets required so please feel free to call by and enjoy the atmosphere.

How did the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) `cavalry of the air’ transform into the strategic RAF of the Cold War? The flying lives of these three pilots combine across the years to illustrate how it happened. Trained on Bristol Boxkites in 1912, Major Leonard Dawes helped shape the RFC in its infancy. Posted to France with BE2s, he saw action at the birth of battlefield reconnaissance and air fighting, then activated many new squadrons during the First World War.

Joining the RAF in 1923, Group Captain Dickie Barwell became a fighter pilot and respected leader of men. As a Hurricane squadron commander, he routed the first major Luftwaffe air attack of the Second World War and flew with Bader’s Wing in the Battle of Britain. While commanding RAF Biggin Hill, he flew combat operations over France before his death in a friendly-fire incident in 1942.

Squadron Leader Brian Fern learned to fly at Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1942, then trained hundreds of RAF bomber pilots during the Second World War. Post-war tours on Canberra bombers and spy flights in Chipmunks were followed by selection to the elite Valiant bomber force, where he became a leading exponent of in-flight refuelling that finally gave the RAF its global reach. Combining these three stories into a narrative that explores the rise of the RAF through an era of dazzling technological breakthroughs and ever-changing operational requirements, Alastair Goodrum tells the story of a journey through adversity to the stars.

Feb
22
Sat
Book Signing: Dominic Brownlow ‘ The Naseby Horses’ @ Walkers Bookshop Stamford
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

We are really looking forward to welcoming Dominic Brownlow to our upstairs bookshop in Stamford to sign his debut novel, ‘The Naseby Horses’.

There are no tickets required, so just call by, meet Dominic and enjoy the atmosphere.

Dominic’s debut novel has already been Longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel, so be sure to come along to get your copy signed!

Seventeen-year-old Simon’s sister Charlotte is missing. The lonely Fenland village the family recently moved to from London is odd, silent, and mysterious. Simon is epileptic and his seizures are increasing in severity, but when he is told of the local curse of the Naseby Horses, he is convinced it has something to do with Charlotte’s disappearance. Despite resistance from the villagers, the police, and his own family, Simon is determined to uncover the truth, and save his sister.

Under the oppressive Fenland skies and in the heat of a relentless June, Simon’s bond with Charlotte is fierce, all-consuming, and unbreakable; but can he find her? And does she even want to be found?

Drawing on philosophy, science, and the natural world, The Naseby Horses is a moving exploration of the bond between a brother and his sister; of love; and of the meaning of life itself.