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April news from Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop

April news from

Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop

There’s plenty going on at Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop this month and beyond!

Professor Richard Wiseman is a Psychologist and member of the Magic Circle. In his latest book, Magic Your Mind Happy, he reveals the secrets behind some jaw-dropping magic tricks that will bring out the magic in YOU – and teach you some cool skills to impress your friends!

Richard will be appearing as if by magic here in Linlithgow on Saturday 13th April at 2.00pm in St Peter’s Church. This is a family event, all welcome, but tickets are selling fast, so abracadabuy yours today!

Professor Richard Wiseman, Magic Your Mind Happy

Saturday 13th April, 2.00pm, St Peter’s Church

Tickets £5 includes refreshments and discount on books purchased on the day


The Three Dads Walking, Tim Owen, Mike Palmer and Andy Airey, are starting their 2024 walk in Stirling, and they have kindly agreed to stop by the bookshop at 8.00AM on Thursday 18th April to sign some books!
It really will be a quick pitstop as they walk along the Union Canal, but if anyone wants to come along to the shop at 8.00AM to say hello and cheer them on, then please feel free to do so!
You can follow their progress live here
And you can donate to their nominated charity, Papyrus, which raises awareness around suicide prevention here: 
We cannot wait to meet them and welcome them to Linlithgow.

Angela Harding is visiting Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop! Angela is a world-renowned printmaker, artist and illustrator. Her work, inspired by the British countryside, was used on the front cover of The Salt Path, and more recently, she has collaborated with Isabella Tree to produce an illustrated edition of Wilding, and Blossomise with Simon Armitage.

We are so pleased that she’s making time on her next visit to Scotland to drop into the shop! Angela will be signing stock on Thursday 25th April in the morning, so if you happen to be in the area, please do drop in and say hello!

It's a Linlithgow Local Author Showcase!
Come along and meet some of the amazing authors that live and work right here in our town! This will be a relaxed evening event: a chance for each author to introduce themselves and their work, and then a chance to mingle, chat, discover new writing, and enjoy some cake & wine!
Will this be the night you discover your new favourite author who also happens to live in Linlithgow?! Join us for the chance to find out!

Linlithgow Local Author Showcase

Wednesday 29th May, 7.00pm, St Peter’s Church

Tickets £5 includes refreshments


Meet The Gruffalo! The Gruffalo is 25 years old this year and to celebrate he's coming to Linlithgow!
Come and meet the Gruffalo for a special morning of stories and craft activities! Children will get the opportunity to meet the Gruffalo and have their picture taken. There will be storytelling and craft activities as well.
All activities suitable for ages 3+.
Adult supervision required at all times.
Meet The Gruffalo! Monday 1st July, 11.00am, The Low Port Centre, Linlithgow

Family tickets £8*
*A family ticket admits up to 6 people


And last, but very definitely not least: PRE-ORDER NEWS!

2024 is shaping up to be one of the best years we can remember for big shiny new and exciting books! Every week we hear about something new: from Ann Cleeves to Bob Mortimer to Ian Rankin and Peter May - there’s something for everyone! So we’ve launched a new part of our website, just for pre-orders and just for you! Check it out here to secure the best deals: Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop Pre-orders