Canterbury Christ Church University Bookshop

Bookstalls, Conferences & Events

Michael Rosen
f you would like the Bookshop to provide a range of titles for your conference please contact us. From book signings to graduations we support a variety of events across all campuses.

Book readings and events are also advertised on the University Events Pages.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday 14 October 2015

ohn Boyne Author Event
Old Sessions Lecture Theatre 5-7pm
Boy in the Striped PyjamasBoy at the Top of the MountainTerrible Thing Happened...Stay Where You Are Then Leave

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of History of Lonelinessnine novels for adults and four for younger readers, including the international bestsellers The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide, The Absolutist and, most recently, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave. His novels are published in over forty-five languages. He is married and lives in Dublin.
An event and an author not to be missed! Following the event, there will be a Q&A and book signing.

Tickets  5 (will be available from CCCU Online Payment Gateway - watch this space!)

November 2015
Shami Chakrabarti
Public Lecture
Augustine House


On Liberty is the story of today's threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the advocacy group Liberty.

On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, the UK's leading civil rights organisation, on 10 September 2001 - explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. She shows, too, the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today.

Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy. "Probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years." (David Aaronovitch, The Times). "The undaunted freedom fighter." (Observer).

On LibertyOn LibertyOn LibertyOn Liberty

Shami Chakrabarti is director of the human rights campaign group Liberty. She was a member of the panel of the Leveson Inquiry, a judicial inquiry into phone hacking in the UK. Chakrabarti is Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Manchester, Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. She was awarded a CBE in 2007 and she was one of eight bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. This is her first book.

Wednesday 17 February 2016
Ned Beauman
Reading Series - Author Event
Sidney Cooper Gallery   

 Teleportation AccidentGlowBoxer BeetleNed Beauman

We can't wait to meet Ned Beauman, an author of dazzling genius! Ned was born in 1985 in London. His debut novel, BOXER, BEETLE, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Desmond Elliot Prize and won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction Book and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction. His second novel, THE TELEPORTATION ACCIDENT, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and a Somerset Maugham Award.

He has been chosen by the Culture Show as one of the twelve best new British novelists and by Granta as one of the 20 best British novelists under 40. His work has been translated into more than ten languages.
Click on his face to find out more.

February 2016
David Flusfeder
Reading Series - Author Event
Sidney Cooper Gallery   

 GiftJohn the PupilPagan HouseFilm By Spencer Ludwig

David Flusfeder is a celebrated poker player and the Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Kent. He will be reading from his seventh novel, John the Pupil, a medieval road movie.