Saturday, September 22, 2018

National Poetry Day Competition - 6th October 2018

Write us a poem to put up in the shop on the 6th October and be in with a chance of winning a £5 book token!

There are three age groups: 
  • 5-8
  • 9-12
  • 13-17

Simply write a poem, put your name, age and contact on the back, and the Mostly Books team will choose the winners on 6th October.

Email (, Call (01235 525880) or Tweet (@mostlyreading) for more info.

Shaun Usher - Speeches of Note - 3rd October 2018

Shaun Usher will be at Mostly Books at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) on 3rd October talking about his new book, Speeches of Note.  

Shaun is the founder of the Letters of Notes blog archives and the editor of two bestselling Letters of Note compendiums. In Speeches of Note, Shaun has chosen history’s most famous, enlightening, disturbing, brilliant, funny and poignant speeches.  He shines a light on speeches which, despite their brilliance, have until now been largely ignored.  

Some of them have, for compelling reasons, never been delivered – such as the chilling public announcement that was to have been made by President Nixon should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have become stranded on the Moon – and not returned.

Join Shaun as he talks about the reasons behind his curation and hear audio clips of the speeches as he talks about why each speech was included.

Tickets will be £5, to include a drink and £2 off the book on the night. Tickets are available from Mostly Books and on EventBrite