Events and Book Groups

Here at Cogito our author events are chosen from the books we've read and admired and which we feel reflect both our own and our customers' literary passions and interests. These stimulating and enjoyable talks are tailored to each author and book with many events taking place in the intimate ambience of the bookshop as well as at larger venues in Hexham.

We run three monthly book groups, one for adults who enjoy discussing fiction, one for fellow crime readers and one for children aged 10+. There's no need to book a place, just read that month's chosen title and come along to the bookshop. All groups are welcoming, fun and generate interesting discussions.

We love sharing the excitement of books with even the youngest in our community. For pre-schoolers, we host weekly storytelling, with readings from hand-picked children’s books every Thursday at 2.15pm - perfect timing for the school run! It's free and informal, so come in, curl up, and enjoy some great stories.

Here's what's coming up soon...

Every Thursday, 2.15pm, ​Cogito Books

​Weekly Children's Storytelling

Story time for pre-schoolers - join the fun!

Wednesday 12th December, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Best Reads Book Group

Our Crime and Fiction groups join for an enjoyable, relaxed evening where everyone describes their best read of 2018.

Sunday 16th December, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Sunday Opening

The bookshop will be open on Sundays in December in the run up to Christmas from 11am until 4pm for those who prefer a ...

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Sunday 23rd December, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Sunday Opening

The bookshop will be open on Sundays in December in the run up to Christmas from 11am until 4pm for those who prefer a ...

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Saturday 5th January, 4:30pm, Cogito Books

Children's Book Group

Our January children's book choice is The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell.

Wednesday 9th January, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our January crime book choice is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

Wednesday 23rd January, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our January fiction book choice is The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne.

Saturday 2nd February, 4:30pm, Cogito Books

Children's Book Group

Our February children's book choice is The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse.

Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our February fiction book choice is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Friday 26th April, 9:00am, The Queen's Hall, Hexham

Hexham Book Festival 2019

Friday 26th April to Sunday 5th May

Dates for the 2019 Hexham Book Festival are now confirmed so put the dates in ...

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