Sept 27th 2018

We are very excited to announce an evening with Michael Palin this September.

In this major new work, Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter – brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. To help tell the story, he has travelled to various locations across the world – Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic – in search of local information, and to experience at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted Erebus and her crew.

Ticket details coming soon…


Sept 4th 2018

Book Signing with Kate Ellis – Tues September 4th at 1pm.

If you’re a fan of Kate, you’ll know about the very popular Wesley Peterson detective series which is set in and around ‘Tradmouth’. (Do you see what she’s done there?!)  Kate is a massive fan of Dartmouth, and will use any excuse to come down & visit!

July 7th 2018

Book signing with Marcia Willett, Dartmouth Bookseller

Sat 7th July 2pm

Come and meet Marcia Willett who will be in the shop signing her latest and much anticipated book, Homecomings.


June 15th 2018

Book signing with Raynor Winn, Dartmouth Bookseller

Fri 15th June 2pm



June 4th 2018

Author talk and signing with Andrew Wilson, Flavel Church, Dartmouth

Mon 4th June 1pm

This is the second book in his exceptional crime series featuring Agatha Christie as detective. The books are based on real life events which happened in Mrs Christie’s life, and use them as the starting point for mysterious tales of murder and blackmail with her at their dark heart.

The first book A Talent for Murder fictionalised Agatha’s famous 10 day disappearance in December 1926, when she walked out of her family home and didn’t resurface until over a week later at the Swan Hotel in Harrogate. The new book follows Mrs Christie to Tenerife, a real life trip she made with her daughter in January 1927, and a tale of suicide and mysterious deaths on the sunny island… They’re fantastic books, perfect for any Agatha Christie fan, and have been praised for their intricate plots and sensitive handling of her private life.

Andrew is an absolute expert on Agatha Christie& this is an unmissable event for any fans of the Queen of Crime!

 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!



Marvelous Marcia!



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.



Marcia Willett will be here signing on Thursday 23rd June at 11am


Join us at 11am on Thursday 23rd June when much-loved author Marica Willett will be signing copies of her new book ‘The Songbird’ and the new paperback of ‘Summer on the River’, set in Dartmouth.



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!


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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!