CELEBRATE Independent Bookshop Week with Griffin Books in Penarth. 

From June 19 until June 26, run by The Bookseller & Books Are My Bag, celebrates all things about independent bookshops. 

Shops around the country will be holding online and in-store events and activities - a great week for the indie bookshop community. 

Griffin Books, based on Windsor Road in Penarth, will be taking part with a wide range of events planned throughout the week. 

Here are some details for each of the events:

Children's Storytime with Peter Bently and Claire Powell (19 June)

Join Griffin Books for a fantastic morning with Peter Bently and Claire Powell, author and illustrator of The King's Birthday Suit. 

This funny and timely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable 'The Emperor's New Clothes' will not only make children laugh, but also encourage them to think and speak up for what they believe.

This event will include a story-reading with Peter, and then a draw-along session with Claire, as she tells you all about how she came up with all the great pictures in the book.

Make sure you bring your paper and pens so you can join in with Claire to create your own version of King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third!

BookChat with Mel of Griffin Books (21 June)

Join Griffin Books to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week 2021 with a free to attend hour of book-ish chat and a lot of fun.

Meet via Zoom to talk about the books we're currently reading, our all-time favourites and of course our guilty pleasures.
No pre-reading required for this bookchat, just bring yourself and your passion for books!

Radical Acts of Love with oncology nurse and counsellor Janie Brown (22 June)

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Join oncology nurse and counsellor Janie Brown as she discusses her her new book, Radical Acts of Love: Twenty Conversations to Inspire Hope at the End of Life. 

In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying - including those personally close to her.

New Irish Fiction with Debut Authors Louise Nealon & Jamie O'Connell (23 June)

In collaboration with the Tale of Three Indies Collective, join Griffin Books for an evening with Louise Nealon and Jamie O'Connell, where they will discuss their new novels Snowflake and Diving For Pearls. 

An Evening with Crimewriters Sharon Bolton and Jo Spain (24 June)

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Griffin Books are delighted to bring you an exciting event with two bestselling authors, Sharon Bolton and Jo Spain.

Sharon and Jo will be discussing their latest books with Lisa Howells, Books Editor for Heat Magazine and Crime and Thriller judge for the 2020 British Book Awards.

Children's Writing Workshop with Jenny Pearson (26 June)

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Join us for an exciting hour with Jenny Pearson, author of The Incredible Record Smashers and The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates. This event will include lots of fun activities and advice from Jenny about how to be a writer! Make sure to bring your best writing pens, you're sure to be inspired. This event is aimed at children aged eight to 12. 

Places will be limited to ensure the best experience for those attending.

To find out more about the events, tickets, and prices head to www.ticketsource.co.uk/griffinbooks.