If you can’t make it to any of our events, you can pre order signed copies of the book from our signed copies page


Half-Term Storytime with The Dragons of Wainhouse Tower

Saturday 11th February at The Book Corner, 11am

Free Admission

Local children’s author Sarah Stone and illustrator Sue Cordingley will be in The Book Corner reading from their picture books, The Dragons of Wainhouse Tower.

Free to attend – no need to book, just turn up!

Wildsmith: Into the Dark Forest Book Launch with Liz Flanagan

Sunday 12th February at The Book Corner, 2:30pm til 4pm

Free Admission

Join local author Liz Flanagan to celebrate the publication of her exciting new middle grade novel, Wildsmith: Into the Dark Forest.

When war threatens her beloved city, Rowan and her mother must flee to the Dark Forest, meeting Grandpa and his white wolf Arto for the first time. Though she misses her father, Rowan makes new friends – including a trio of powerful witches. When she rescues a baby dragon from poachers, she discovers the secret of her own identity.

Could Rowan really be a wildsmith?Fostering a whole clutch of dragons, the summer speeds by. But when danger threatens, Rowan and Grandpa must call on all their friends for help.

Free to attend and all ages welcome – no need to book, just turn up!


Ghost Signs: Poverty and the Pandemic with Stu Hennigan – POSTPONED

Thursday 21st July at the Book Corner, 6pm

Free Admission

Stu Hennigan will be in conversation with publisher Kevin Duffy to talk about his book Ghost Signs.

Ghost Signs: Poverty and the Pandemic is an eyewitness account of the impact of the early days of the pandemic on those living in poverty in Leeds, as Stu Hennigan delivered emergency food and medicine to communities that had already suffered 10 years of austerity. It is a blistering exposition of what happened to a community in one of the richest countries in the world.

Stu Hennigan is a writer, poet and musician from the north of England, currently based in Leeds. Ghost Signs is his first full-length published work.

Kevin Duffy of Bluemoose Books will be hosting this event.

Admission is free, but please book via Eventbrite to ensure a space at the event.

Beryl – In search of Britain’s Greatest Athlete with Jeremy Wilson – POSTPONED

Thursday 28th July at the Book Corner, 6pm

Tickets £5

Join us for an evening with journalist and biographer Jeremy Wilson as he explores the remarkable life of champion cyclist Beryl Burton.

Through extensive interviews with family, friends, rivals and fellow sports giants (and previously unseen correspondence and photographs), journalist Jeremy Wilson peels back the layers to reveal one of the most complex, enigmatic and compelling characters in cycling history.

Tickets are £5 and available to buy via Eventbrite. Ticket price includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the purchase of the book.

Previous Events


Wednesday 17th August: Bob Stanley in Conversation with Chris Dyson

Thursday 28th July: Dragons Storytime with Sarah Stone and Sue Cordingley

Wednesday 29th June: Walking the Invisible – Michael Stewart in conversation with Mark Wright

Saturday 4th June: Indiana Bones and the Lost Library launch with Harry Heape

Sunday 29th May: While the Storm Rages launch with Phil Earle

Saturday 23rd April: The Great Butterfly Conundrum launch with Sue Cordingley and Sarah Stone

Sunday 10th April: Dragons Storytime with Sarah Stone and Sue Cordingley

Thursday 14th March: Female Fortune with Jill Liddington

Thursday 17th March: The Cuckoo Cage book launch with Comma Press

Wednesday 9th March: 100 voices reading and IWD celebration

Friday 25th February: Maudie Smith Must Have Mum storytelling


22nd to 24th October: Halifax Festival of Words 2021

Saturday 25th September: Tom Palmer Sudden Death book signing

Friday 24th September: Janet Lea The Gentleman Jack Effect book launch

Wednesday 23rd June: Julia Chapman Date with Deceit book signing.

Saturday 19th June: Rob Cowen The Heeding book signing.

Thursday 3rd June: Harry Heape Indiana Bones book launch.

Thursday 3rd June: Phil Earle When the Sky Falls book launch.

Thursday 20th May: Liz Flanagan book signing.

Saturday 8th May: Tom Palmer Arctic Star signing.


Saturday 8th August : Liz Flanagan Book Signing in The Piece Hall Courtyard.

Sunday 2nd August :  Tom Palmer Book Signing in The Piece Hall Courtyard.

Saturday 7th March: Linda Green book signing.

Saturday 29th February: Grandad Wheels story time.

Thursday 27th February: Turn The Page.

Thursday 16th January: Turn The Page.


Thursday 19th December: Poetry by Candlelight with Candlestick Press, featuring Jo Brandon, Carole Bromley, Joolz Denby, Kevin Holloway, Zaffar Kunial, Rob Miles & James Nash. Compered by Ross Kightly.

Thursday 5th December: Chris Mould – visit and book signing.

Wednesday 6th November. Alan Johnson: In My Life. In partnership with The Square Chapel.

Saturday 26th October: Ashley Jackson – Watercolour Sketches Book Signing.

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Halifax Festival of Words.

Saturday 14th September: My Name is Why – In Conversation with Lemn Sissay partnering with The Square Chapel.

Saturday 7th September: Julia Chapman – Dales Detective Series Book Signing.

Thursday 15th August: Turn The Page 12. Poetry and Open Mic night.

Saturday 10th August: The Moss House book signing with Clara Barley.

Thursday 1st August: The Iron Man book signing with Chris Mould.

Sunday 14th July: A History of the World in 21 Women by Jenni Murray partnering with The Square Chapel.

Saturday 13th July: Who was the real Anne Lister? Jill Liddington and Helena Whitbread event as part of Anne Lister Weekend.

Friday 5th July: A Fabulous Creation: David Hepworth talks both rock and roll.

Thursday 4th July: Anna BestAunt Grizelda’s Fairy Tales of the Unexpected. Book launch and talk. 

15th-22nd June:  Indie Bookshop Week

Friday 14th June – An evening with Simon Armitage partnering with The Square Chapel

Tuesday 11th June: We Share The Same Skies – What kind of region do we want to live in?

15th June: TotallyLocally Fiverfest 

Thursday 6th June: Will Self partnering with The Square Chapel.

Friday 31st May: The Wandering Poet Tour – Ben Guilfoyle

Thursday 23rd May Jill Liddington Writing Anne Lister

Thursday 16th May  Turn The Page 11 Open mic night

Saturday 11th May – Dragon Daughter book signing with Liz Flanagan.

Monday 29th April – D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer launch.

April 2019 – Proudly supporting Independent Publishers:

  • Thursday 18th April Built on Sand by Paul Scraton book launch with Influx Press.

  • Thursday 11th April Zebra by Ian Humphreys poetry launch. Supported by Natalie Burdett and Zaffar Kunial with Nine Arches Press.

  • Friday 5th April  Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession UK book launch with Bluemoose Books.

Thursday 28th March Turn The Page 10. Poetry, music, open mic night.

Friday 15th March – Carol Ann Duffy and Friends, partnering with The Square Chapel

Saturday 9th March – -Book signing with Linda Green.

Thursday 21st February – Story time with Cathy Calvert and Ned.

Sunday 3rd February – Dirty Bertie event with Alan MacDonald, partnering with The Square Chapel

Thursday 17th January    – Turn The Page 9. Poetry, music, open mic night.


Saturday 15th December – Book Signing with Penny Thorpe, author of The Quality Street Girls

Thursday 6th December    – Book signing with Ben Myers and Bluemoose Books.

Saturday 24th November – Book signing with Martine McDonagh

Friday 9th November – The Light in The Dark: A Winter Journal with Horatio Clare

Thursday 1st November – Book signing with Andrew Bibby

Sunday 28th October – Book signing with The Yorkshire Vet – Peter Wright

Saturday 20th October – Burning Brightly: Northern Voices in YA with Liz Flanagan, Mark Illis, Danielle Jawando and Melvin Burgess

Friday 12- Sunday 14th October – Halifax Festival of Words

Saturday 6th October – Afternoon Tea with Alexander McCall Smith

Saturday 29th September  –  Book signing with Mary Jayne Baker

Thursday 27th September –  S.R. Whitehead Launch

Wednesday 12th September. Gaia Holmes Where The Road Runs Out launch

Monday 28th August. Poet’s Corner with Keith Hutson and Mark Pajak

Thursday 23rd August.Turn The Page 7 . Poetry, spoken word, open mic night

Monday 30th July. WordPlay Summer Special Ft. Andrew McMillan, Professor Michael Symmons Roberts & Mark Pajak partnering with WordPlay and The Square Chapel

Thursday 5th July. Four Poets and Environmental Thinking poetry evening

Saturday 30th June. The Tiger Who Came to Tea Party

Thursday 21 June. Turn The Page 6Poetry, spoken word, open mic night

Tuesday 29th May. Glow Anthology book launch with Gaia Holmes

Sunday 27th May. Benjamin Myers: Under The Rock book signing

Saturday 19th May. Roger McGough: As Far As I Know Tour partnering with The Square Chapel

Monday 14th May. Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond. Talk, Q&A, book signing

Wednesday 26th April. Hollie McNish Plum Tour partnering with The Square Chapel

Thursday 19th April. Turn The Page 5. Poetry, spoken word, open mic night

Wednesday 18th April. Launch of Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse

Saturday 14th April. Book signing with Julia Chapman

Saturday 7th April. Book signing with Mary Jayne Baker

Thursday 7th December. Book Signing with The Yorkshire Vet – Julian Norton

Saturday 20th January. Stuart Maconie Long Road From Jarrow Tour partnering with The Square Chapel


Sunday 26th November. George Costigan in conversation with Willy Russell partnering with The Square Chapel