We’ve got a host of exclusive events taking place around the country in the coming weeks, with top authors and celebrities visiting Eason stores to meet, greet and sign copies of their latest books. Here’s a round-up of all events lined up for the next few weeks:
Katie Taylor Signing
- Thursday, 29th November at 18:00 in Eason Belfast
Mary O’Rourke Signing
- Friday, 7th December at 16:00 in Eason Navan
Neven Maguire Signing
- Thursday, 13th December at 16:30 in Eason Limerick
- Saturday, 15th December at 13:00 in Eason Enniskillen
Leesa Harker Signing
- Saturday, 1st December at 12:00 in Eason Belfast
- Thursday, 6th December at 11:00 in Eason Abbeycentre
Colin Bateman Signing
- Saturday, 8th December at 14:00 in Eason Belfast
- Saturday, 8th December at 14:00 in Eason Galway
John Giles Signing
- Saturday, 8th December at 13:00 in Eason Cork
Christy O’Connor Jr
- Saturday, 15th December at 15:00 in Eason Galway
Darren Clarke Signing
- Tuesday, 18th December at 13:00 in Eason Belfast
Cecelia Ahern visited Eason Belfast at the weekend to sign copies of her latest book, One Hundred Names. We took the opportunity to hit her with a pop quiz on her childhood memories of reading:
Eason: What were your favourite childhood books?
Cecelia: The Famous Five, The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley Twins and The Magic Faraway Tree.
Eason: Who was your favourite author as a child?
Cecelia: Enid Blyton.
Eason: What’s your favourite book to read to children?
Cecelia: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Her new book Nigellissima takes inspiration from Italian cooking to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate, pronto. At the heart of Italian cookery lies a celebration of food that is fresh, tasty and unpretentious; Nigella Lawson reflects this in recipes that are simple and speedy, elevating everyday eating into no-fuss feasts.
We hope to see you there!
He came, he saw, he… obliviated?
Anthony Horowtiz was in flying form as he met fans of all ages at our event in O Connell St.
He chatted about Alex Rider, The Diamond Brothers, Sherlock Holmes, the finale to his Power of Five series – Oblivion – and what projects he has lined up for the future.
Chick-lit extraordinaire Cecelia Ahern, author of international bestseller PS I Love You, will be signing copies of her latest book, One Hundred Names, in three Eason stores over the next couple of weeks:
Saturday, October 13th – Dundrum at 2pm
Saturday, October 20th – Craigavon at 11am
Saturday, October 20th – Donegall Place, Belfast, at 3pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
Very few braiiiiinnnnssss were eaten, and most of our staff’s limbs remained intact… however, plenty of questions were asked and books were signed (in blood, of course).
Unfortunately one fan, Laurence Cole, got a bit too close to Darren and he was never seen again!
You want angels, both good ones and bad ones? We got them!
You want Paranormal Romance Activities? Yep, we got you covered!
You want darkly comic Dickensian tales? You know the drill.
Join us in Eason O’Connell St at 6pm on Thursday, October 25th, for a supernatural eve with two of Hot Key Books’ brightest stars, Sarah Mussi and Gareth P Jones, as they chat, read and sign their lives away!
Well blow me down! Cressida Cowell, the founder of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe and all-round creative legend behind the How to Train Your Dragon books, is landing in our store to wreak havoc and cause chaos in true Viking fashion! Well actually, it’s a reading, Q&A and signing… but the havoc line sounded more dramatic!
Come join us in Eason O’Connell St at 6pm on Thursday, October 18th, as we hear about Hiccup Horrendous Haddock The Third and his latest adventure: How To Seize A Dragon’s Jewel!
(Please note that this event is now at 1:30pm.)
The man behind the hugely popular Alex Rider and Diamond Brothers series, Anthony Horowitz, will be signing copies of his new book in Eason O’Connell Street at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 13th.
Due to be published on October 4th, Oblivion is the final instalment in the awesome Power of Five series.
For fans of Joy Division, New Order and the legendary tale of Ian Curtis – this one is not to be missed! Peter Hook will be in conversation with Nadine O’Regan in Eason O’Connell St at 7:30pm on Monday, 8th October. Tickets are available from the O’Connell St information desk, or by calling (01) 858 3815.
As co-founder of Joy Division, Peter Hook was the inspiration behind a band that would shape the course of popular music. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, and was at the heart of the sound that came to define an era and inspire a generation. In Unknown Pleasures, he tells the story of that time; of the music, the madness, the band members and the other characters on the scene that made it the unforgettable, iconic time it was.
Peter’s latest book, Unknown Pleasures is available now in-store or online at Easons.com.
Bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and winner of the John Murray Listeners Choice Award at last year’s Irish Book Awards, Caitlin Moran makes her triumphant return to Ireland this month. To celebrate the release of her new book, Moranthology, we are very excited to welcome Caitlin to our O’Connell St. store on Friday, 21st September at 6pm, where she will be in conversation with Sinead Gleeson. Join us for an evening of chat, comedy and (most likely) criticism, and put your questions to the lady who called David Cameron “a camp gammon robot – a C3PO made of ham”.
Tickets are free and are available from the Eason O’Connell St. Information Desk or by calling 01 858 3800.
The original bratpack heart-throb and star of classic 80s movies such as Pretty in Pink, St Elmo’s Fire and – best of all – Weekend at Bernie’s is coming to Eason O’Connell St! These days he’s an award-winning travel writer for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal and The Wall Street Journal… that’s when he’s not directing episodes of Gossip Girl and Lipstick Jungle.
Andrew will be signing copies of his new book The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (published 11th October) at 11am on Saturday, October 13th. We hope to see you there!
Legend has it that Eric Carle’s insanely popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar was inspired by a hole-puncher and is one of George Dubya’s all-time favourite books. First published in 1969, this simple story of metamorphosis is as educational as it is entertaining for children.
This is one of my personal favourite books for children aged 2-5. It’s fun, cute and helps develop counting skills, with finger-sized holes through each page encouraging a ‘hands-on’ approach. I’ve read this with my own children for years – these days, my eldest (aged 11) even reads it to my four-year-old at bedtime!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, September 1st, as we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to children, adults and big kids!
A genuine icon of Irish broadcasting, commentator Jimmy Magee’s sporting soliloquies have brought colour into living rooms around the country for the past fifty years. He’s a master at making the epic seem humble and vice versa – during Katie Taylor’s Olympic final bout, he noted that she “listened to her father as she has since she was a little baby but this time it was something more than ‘eat up your dinner’.”
Come and meet the man himself at the public signing of his new book, Memory Man, in Eason O’Connell Street at 12pm on September 8th.
We are delighted to announce the Master of Teen Horror, Darren Shan returns with a brand new series, ZOM-B. And trust us, you had better be afraid… very afraid. He will be touring our stores this autumn in search of the walking dead and signing copies of his brand new book. So bring your braaiiiinnnnnnssssss along and meet the man.
Thursday 4th October – Public signing in Eason Belfast Flagship Store
Friday 5th October – Fan event in Eason O’Connell Street, Dublin (tickets are available from the O’Connell St information desk, or by calling (01) 858 3815)
Saturday 6th October – Public signing in Eason Newbridge
Wednesday October 31st – Zombie fancy dress event and public signing in Eason Limerick
Check our Shop Locator for contact details and directions for all Eason stores.