Past Events


NevSsigning20161210_155814_resizedEFC look who popped in for a Saturday signing!


Hurrah4ginIMG_20161207_235540_resizedgroupHurrah20161207_202842_resized_1 Such a fun night, Katie Kirby chatting about her book, gin and book signing!


What an evening! What a story ! Signed books available!JHsigningbooks20161130_173928_resizedgroupJH20161130_213949_resizedcrowdpicjh20161130_191523_resized




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A chilling tale of deception by journalist Sabine DurrantSBgroup20161116_202046_001_resizedSBsignig20161116_195106_resized


richard colesrichardcolesPhewee what an evening this was sell out event with an amazing guest




S JSJsigning20161001_202743_resized Watson visited us at Linghams and chatted about his psychological new thriller .

A chilling but esjgroup20161001_202901_resizedentertaining evening!


image1groupamcsAfternoon Tea with the author of Precious and Grace, Bertie Project and Italian Bulldozer! A Fabulous event at Heswall HallSPintamcs


Coffee morning at Heswall Hall with Liz Earle was a huge success!



DH_resized_2An evening with Damon Hill at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa.  A full house !


Tess popped into our lovely shop on a summery afternoon in July.

We had lottessg_resized_1s of customers who were queuing to meet her and get their haunting tale signed!



Calling all Harry Potter fans young and old..NEW and not so new.

What an adventure we had ! Lots of  customers attending and in fancy dress too!

Super! Super! evening!

The book is the transcript of the play presented on the west end stage.

Latest update from JK  “its a tearjerker”

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places


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sue and chris boardmanChris was at Linghams on Tuesday 21st June for a sell out event with his autobiography “Triumphs and Turbulence”

We were lucky enough to get one of his few appearances with this book.

The event was a sell out!! Standing room only!

Superb talk and customers got to meet the Olympic gold medal winner and have their books signed!

Signed copies available.  One of the highlights this year!


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This is a truly wonderful book ! beautifully written by Barney Norris .

Barney’s event was one we were all looking forward to having read the book and loving it!!

The evening was fun and very interesting listening to how the book came about!

Highly recommend this book!


Lindsey Davis was at Linghams talking about her latest novel .

Fans of Lindsey will know how dry her sense of humour is and that really came out during her

reading and Q and A.

One event to be remembered for sure!



Avalanche, Earthquake and Everest = great recipe for Alex’s book ICEFALL .

A very successful signing with an inspirational young man!


“Sputnik does not fetch!!”

Yes well , we had a great day in two schools with this book.

Childer Thornton and Greasby Junior School thank you!!!


It was a gorgeous evening both in weather and content! We even had 1940’s display on.

Lots of WI ladies came to support the event! Thoroughly enjoyable evening.julie summers profile pic


What a magical tale this is!  Set in Liverpool Lime Street Station.  Caroline gave us her thoughts into this love letter  to caroline wallace picLiverpool.  Signed copies are available whilst stocks last!


nick middletonNick Middleton changed the way you would think of an atlas with his fantastic talk and presentation.  Looking forward to his next project ! We have signedNM computer copies of this book available.


The Unmumsy Mum event was fantastic ! We sold out on FIVE hours.  It was a cheeky night out all round! Thank you to all who came to the event and of course our special guest Sarah!image


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mrs moonAnn talked about her latest book, The Moth Catcher which is her seventh in the Vera series.  The event was a complete SELL OUT!  What an interesting lady Ann is, from her tales of living on Hilbre Island to how she writes one of her books.  The audience were spellbound!  Fantastic evening!


2063garethwilliamspicAn evening talking about the Loch Ness Monster.  What a great event, Gareth read from his book which was absolutely delightful, followed by some insightful questions from Linghams customers..result is Nessie out there……you will have to buy his book of course!


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We had a superb  evening with Nisha Katona intorducing  us to her fabulous book Pimp My Rice and showing us how to cook one of her amazing curries. Nisha is the founder of Mowgli restaurant in Liverpool.

Signed copies of  book still available


FullSizeRender (3)Unlucky for some but for not for fans of Big Bob “The Latch”.  Friday 13th was a sell out with Bob signing his new book ” A Different Road” followed  by a Q and A on how he scored 30 goals in one season and was nearly picked to play for Liverpool.  The evening was a tremendous success and Everton fans got to meet their hero!  The book is on sale at Linghams.


events at linghams 159A rare treat for Liverpool fans to meet the legend that is David Fairclough.  The evening was presented by the Liverpool Anfield Wrap boys who conducted a Q and A with David.  There was lots of audience participation and insight into how David came to play for the iconic LFC.    The evening was rounded off by David signing his book ” Super Sub”.  This is available in store and there are a few signed copies left.



What a fabulous afternoon we  had with the amazing Cathy Cassidy.  Cathy read from her new book Life is Sweet and had us all enthralled leaving us wanting to hear the rest of the book…which is of course available at Linghams  and is selling fast.  We also have a number of signed copies left.  It was a pleasure to see so many faces on a Saturday, and a huge thank you to Cathy.    Life really is Sweet!



We were delighted that for our first evening event under new ownership and as part of the Heswall Festival we were able to entertain  Rosie Millard who was  at Linghams promoting her new book ‘The Square’.

Rosie has a regular column in in The Independent and writes features, comment pieces and interviews for other national newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail and New Statesman. She wrote the Mr and Mrs Millard marital column in the Body and Soul section of the Saturday Times. She was the arts editor and theatre critic for New Statesman. Millard has also written 3 books, The Tastemakers: U.K. Art Now. She then wrote Bonnes Vacances , a comic travel memoir recounting a journey around the French Overseas Territories with her children in 2011. This was published along a series of TV documentaries on the same trip presented by Millard. Her first novel,’The Square’ (published in August this year) is a comic romp set in London.

Rosie was wonderfully entertaining talking about her book and answering questions before signing copies for customers. Its a fun book (we’ve read it) – ideal for book clubs!


Chris RyanChrisRyan popped in to say hi and sign his latest book Hell Fire .  He had a quick chat to customers and then was sent on some secret mission (suspect another bookshop!)   But who knows!


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The British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier, was with us talking about his life and writing and introducing his newest book ‘Fortress:Tom Buckingham 2’ . As a member of 22 SAS Andy was at the centre of covert operations for nine years – on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, ‘will remain in regimental history for ever’. Besides his bestselling books about military history he is also a popular author for the younger generation.

Not only were our customers  really delighted to meet him, but the staff all said afterwards what a great guy he was. Thanks for including Linghams in your tour, Andy.


Yes, we`ve finally done it. Following our success in 2012 in winning the North of England award, 2013 was the year when we won the Independent Booksellers Award for the whole of the UK. On May 13th, in an Oscars style ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton, Peter and Eleanor were presented with an engraved trophy and a cheque for £5000 from prize sponsors Gardners Wholesalers.

We know we would never have won this award without the amazing team we have here – every single member of the legendary Linghams staff team who slave away daily to give you good service, our fantastic web designer John at Rom and Ram – (who is bringing you this page today!), our wonderfully supportive accountant Libby at KBH accountants – and all our great suppliers and supporters. And of course Iain Corlett who years ago invented the whole thing.

But most of all we want to thank you, our fabulous loyal customers who ignore cut-price stores and electronic on-line ordering, and support our lovely local shop through thick and thin. Thank you for appreciating us – we certainly appreciate you! Keep on coming in!