Celebrate Indie Bookshop Week with Griffin Books!


We’re delighted to announce that broadcaster and author, James Naughtie, will headline a week of online events celebrating Independent Bookshop Week (20-27 June).

As special correspondent for BBC News, James Naughtie, is one of the country's best-known broadcasters. He has reported for the BBC from around the world for more than three decades, presented the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 for twenty-one years, and has hosted every edition of BBC Radio 4’s Bookclub since it began in 1998. 

Naughtie has been travelling in America since the 1970s - witnessing many of the important events that have shaped the country as it is today. In his compelling new book, On The Road: American Adventures From Nixon To Trump, he explores the country he has known for fifty years – its allure and its contradictions, its strengths and some painful legacies that weigh so heavily on its people. He tells a spellbinding story that encompasses the Watergate scandal, the end of the Cold War, the cultural conflicts that swirled around the Clintons, the trauma of 9/11, and the transformational elections of Obama and Trump. On the Road is America revealed.

He will be speaking to Griffin Books owner, Mel Griffin, on Wednesday 24 June (8.00 pm) via Zoom about On the Road, as well as his varied career in broadcasting, before taking questions from the audience. Tickets cost £5 (includes a discount on book purchases) and are strictly limited. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. 

Independent Bookshop Week is celebrated across the UK from 20-27 June. To mark the occasion, we have organised a bumper programme of online activity for all ages and interests. Don’t miss: Storytime LIVE! – perfect for lively toddlers and tired parents; a Crime Cymru Panel event featuring Emma Kavanagh, Philip Gwynne Jones and Katherine Stansfield; illustration and creative writing workshops for children with illustrator Beatrice Blue and Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams; a virtual bookshop tour with Damian Barr’s Literary Salon; a VERY special Friday Giveaway; and much, MUCH more! 

Visit our Upcoming Events page to view the full timetable and book tickets. 



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