The Bookshop Band – In Concert

Wednesday 7 August, 7.30pm at Sevenoaks Bookshop

Join us for an intimate and magical concert with The Bookshop Band, celebrating the release of their 14th studio album, Emerge, Return, produced by legendary musician Pete Townshend.

The band formed out of a collaboration between award-winning songwriters and their local bookshop, writing songs inspired by the books of visiting authors.

Between them Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, to create a cinematic sound that draws the audience in, at once touching and mesmerizing, heart wrenching and funny. No previous knowledge of the books is required as the band guide the audience through the stories behind each song’s inspiration.

The concert will feature songs from the album, inspired by authors including Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman and Robert Macfarlane among others, and you’ll leave enchanted with new melodies and stories, plus a few new book recommendations of your own!

“Not just good, but achingly good” The New York Times

“Fairytale-land for adults. You’ll be smitten.” BBC 6Music

“Really fabulous new music.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“The band are great. If I had a bookshop I’d stock all their albums” Margaret Atwood


Event Policy

All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Photos are taken at our events to be put on our social media and our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed, do let us know.

Tickets are refundable only if the event is sold out and can be resold. Books included with book and ticket options are not exchangeable or refundable.

Tickets can only be refunded up until 5.00pm the day before the event. After this time, we will not be issuing refunds.

Loyalty points are not accrued for tickets or books purchased for events.

We sometimes offer a limited number of tickets at the most economical prices so its best to book early to secure these as they are finite. We are always trying to balance accessibility and affordability for our audiences alongside requirements from publishers for events they allow us to host to sell enough books for them to be worthwhile enterprises for their authors.