Previous Events

April 2018

Simon Mayo is the award-winning presenter of BBC Radio 2’s Drivetime show as well as the renowned
Radio 2 Book Club. This is his debut adult novel.

Inspired by real events and real characters, Mad Blood Stirring tells the story of the American sailors
held captive in Dartmoor Prison in the Second War of American Independence.



Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan at The Flavel on Tues 26 Sep at 7:30pm

We will be joining Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan as they discuss their new book, War Stories. Full of true stories by ordinary people swept up in the horrors of war it is sure to be moving and inspiring. Dartmouth Bookseller will be selling copies of War Stories on the night. The perfect opportunity to get your copy signed. See you there! For tickets please contact The Flavel on 01803 839530 or click here.


Catch us at The Flavel on Thursday 7th Sept. Signed first editions available before and after the screening – see you there!




It was a real pleasure welcoming much-loved author Marica Willett to Dartmouth Bookseller. Marcia was able to chat with some very happy fans and she even gave us a few hints about her next book! We still have signed copies of her books available so pop in while stocks last.


Book signing & wild swim & walk with the authors of ‘Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor & South Devon’.

Saturday 28th May 2016

The Book
The Book

11:00 – 11:45am Book Signing at Dartmouth Bookseller on Foss Street.

12:00pm – All meet at Little Dartmouth (National Trust) Car Park,  grid ref: SX874491, Postcode TQ6 0JR, for the guided walk and swim as featured in the book.

NB. Please bring a towel & bathers if choosing to do the swim and be advised no safety cover is provided, if you wish to swim, please do so at your own risk.


We had the magical Brian and Wendy Froud join us for a book signing on Saturday 21st November!


goblinsbrian froud

Brian Froud, Faerie artist and conceptual designer for such films as Labyrinth, will be here signing copies of his latest book ‘Goblins’ on November 21st!!!

For over 35 years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faerie lore. His international best-selling book, FAERIES with fantasy and Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee is considered a modern classic. His landmark work with Jim Henson as conceptual designer on feature films THE DARK CRYSTAL, LABYRINTH and other Henson projects set new standards for design, puppeteering and animatronics in film and are considered landmarks in the evolution of modern day special effects and attract an international cult following .

Brian will be here, with perhaps a few Faerie Folk, at 2 o’clock on November 21st. No tickets required, see you there!


Our official opening was a great success! Michael Morpurgo’s talk was mesmerizing and he opened our shop with aplomb. Here are some pictures of the day:


Official shop opening and talk by Michael Morpurgo

We are extremely excited here at Dartmouth Bookseller to announce that Michael Morpurgo will be giving a talk and officially opening our bookshop on 11th August!

Writer Michael Morpurgo
Writer Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is the former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including Private Peaceful, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, the locally set The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and War Horse, which was first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. It continues to be performed at the New London Theatre to packed houses. War Horse was released as a film directed by Steven Spielberg in January 2012. In 1976, Michael and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children. The charity runs three farms around the country, in Gloucestershire, Pembrokeshire and North Devon. Each farm offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week, and gain hands-on experience. Michael’s latest novel is An Eagle in the Snow, published in autumn 2015 by Harper Collins.


His talk, which will focus on the Slapton set The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and one of his latest novels Listen to the Moon, will take place at The Flavel Arts Centre at 2pm and will be followed by the official opening of our shop and a meet and greet for fans.

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for under 18s. They are available from The Flavel in Dartmouth. You can call them on 01803 839530 or buy online at

Looking forward to seeing you there!