It's time we had a big Christmas party at The Book Hive!
The Book Hive has seen some things in 2014. The shop has turned 5 years old, we've grabbed a Bookseller Awards nomination, launched our new publishing imprint Propolis, shipped countless Book Hive Years, enraged multinational drinks corporations, and now we have this brand spanking new website!
You may also be aware of someone else who has had an exciting year (though one significantly glitzier than ours), the amazing Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. After a year littered with major literary prize wins, international readings and mammoth book sales, it's surprising Eimear has the energy to hang out in The Book Hive for a whole night. Luckily for all of us, she has agreed to doing just that! So this party is in her honour and to recognize her outstanding list of achievements. It is fitting that we should do this at the Hive, where the book began the final - upward! - section of it's journey into print, and in her home city, which she has turned the world's spotlight on again, highlighting its UNESCO City of Literature status. There will be a chance to get her to sign copies of the book and of the CD, which is a must have for all fans of A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing - Eimear reading the full, unabridged text, as well as to hear her reflect on her phenomenal success. Perhaps we might even find out a bit about what's coming next..?
There will be readings, there will be merriment and most of all there will be wine. As we all know, Christmas is the time of year that we are all allowed to be ridiculous and have fun, so after these mammoth 12 months, let's have a laugh together.
6.30PM - FREE - LOTS OF WINE