Robin Ince does Bibliomania
Date(s) - Thursday, 17th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
A unique, funny picture of Britain… A love letter to bookshops and the vagaries of public transport.’ Richard Osman
Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince’s stadium tour with Professor Brian Cox was postponed due to the pandemic. Rather than do nothing, he decided instead to go on a tour of over a hundred bookshops in the UK, from Wigtown to Penzance; from Swansea to Margate. OK, we had more than 12 (80, if we recall, in a reduced capacity jazz bar) but still.
Bibliomaniac takes the reader on a journey across Britain as Robin explores his lifelong love of bookshops and books – and also tries to find out just why he can never have enough of them. It is the story of an addiction and a romance, and also of an occasional points failure just outside Oxenholme.
“Yes, Robin, but what will you do on the evening?” we said. “Probably a poem or two, showing off my favourite books I found on the tour and beyond, larking about…” said Robin.
This event will be fully booked, but given the subject we want to have it in the bookshop!
Eventbrite link to follow
£5 a ticket, with some discount off the book in question!