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November 2018

Joyce Dunbar & Petr Horácek: ‘Grumpy Duck’ Launch!

November 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Duck is grumpy. The pond is dry and, even worse, there's a grey cloud following her around. Can any of Duck's friends cheer her up? This funny farmyard tale about friendship is the latest book from children's book legend (and Norwich resident!) Joyce Dunbar. For this wonderful new adventure, her warm, wise and humerous words are brought to life with the bold, evocative and colourful illustrations of multi-award-winning artist Petr Horacek. Join us for a fun-filled evening to celebrate the…

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Mini Storytellers: Festive Special Adventure!

November 30, 2018 - 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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What-ho, Norwich! We're rather chuffed to announce that Mini Storytellers is returning to the Book Hive on the morning of Friday the 30th of November! Mini Storytellers is a brilliant organisation that promotes creativity, confidence and imagination through books. At every jam-packed class, children go on an adventure through the theme of the week. Each child plays a vital role in the story - making props and costumes, singing songs, and acting out characters along the way... Ideal for 2-4…

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March 2019

Make Mine a Margher-Reader

March 7 - March 14
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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The theme of World book Day is 'share a story' - the whole idea is to get parents to read a book to their children for 10 minutes a day. But research has found that parents simply have no time, or are too tired, to read with their children. So the Book Hive and Brick Pizza have teamed up to offer discounts on both books and food in an effort to ‘sort dinner’ - giving families time to share a story together.

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Mark Sinker (and guests): A Hidden Landscape Once A Week

March 26 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Louis Marchesi, 17 St. George Tombland
Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
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Join Mark for a relaxed evening in the Crypt at the Louis Marchesi pub as he chats to Professor Matt Worley about his new anthology of essays and conversations 'A Hidden Landscape Once A Week: The Unruly Curiosity of the UK Music Press in the 1960s-80s, in the words of Those Who Were There'...

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April 2019

Mark Boyle: The Way Home (Tales from a life without technology)

April 9 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Mark Boyle is an Irish activist and writer best known for founding the online Freeconomy Community, and for living without money since November 2008 (hence being known as the 'Moneyless Man').His new book is an honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology. It explores the hard won joys of building a home with your bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing.

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May 2019

Andrew Cowan: Your Fault (launch)

May 9 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Set in a 1960s English new town, Cowan's latest novel charts one boy's childhood from first memory to first love. A year older in each chapter, Peter's story is told to him by his future self as he attempts to recreate the optimism and futurism of the 1960s, and to reveal how that utopianism fares as it emerges into the Seventies. Your Fault an untold story of British working class experience, written with extraordinary precision and tenderness.

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Ashley Hickson-Lovence: The 392 (launch)

May 15 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom

Set entirely on a London bus travelling from Hoxton to Highbury and taking place over just 36 minutes, the events of The 392 unfold through a cast of charismatic characters coming from very different worlds. But these Londoners share two things: a bus journey and a threat. A threat which is ready to blow apart everything they know... Join us for the launch, when Ashley will be in conversation with Nowich-based poet Cai Draper.

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National Bee Day with Helen Jukes & Dan Harris

May 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of bee celebration - and find out about a new initiative that YOU can get involved in to help look after our buzzing friends! Expect an evening all about bees, community, and connecting with nature - Helen will be discussing her incredible bee-keeping memoir, while Dan will be telling us all about his Bee Saviour Behaviour initiative!

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Like The Sea I Think: Anthology Launch

May 28 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're very chuffed to be hosting a FREE party to celebrate the launch of "Like the Sea I Think" - an anthology of new marine fiction from Norfolk. A warm welcome awaits you at the shop, where there will be readings by local authors featured in the anthology, plus some delicious refreshments.

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June 2019

Joe Harkness & Patrick Barkham: ‘Bird Therapy’ (launch)

June 13 - 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're excited and honoured to be launching Bird Therapy at The Book Hive - a book that has been described as "a manifesto for transformation" (Melissa Harrison), "generous, honest and gently inspirational" (Patrick Barkham), and "an antidote to the stress and confusion of modern life" (Nick barker). When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds.…

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