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Slightly Foxed at
The Holt Bookshop

Thursday 4th July 6pm – 8pm
Join us to meet the team behind the leading literary quarterly Slightly Foxed as they launch their summer issue and classic editions for the season.

Ticket £5 – please ask in the shop or email .

Tickets include a glass of wine and are redeemable against any publication from Slightly Foxed.

The Holt Bookshop nominated at The British Book Awards

The Holt Bookshop has been shortlisted for the independent bookshop of the year category at The British Book Awards 2024.

The British Book Awards is a celebration of books, and all who make and sell them.

Commenting about the shop, a regular customer said: “It’s a small shop but punches many times above its weight thanks to its owner’s knowledge, empathy, and ability to translate even the vaguest enquiry into real books. Round the corner the second-hand section provides more treasure. Pam and Keith add the miracle ingredient: imagination. Lady Anne Glenconner sat on a bench outside, happily at a launch. Elly Griffiths became the conductress on a vintage bus touring the sites familiar to Ruth Galloway. The Crime Film & Author Festival added another strand to the cultural life. These and similar events build a real community of book lovers: The Holt Bookshop is its motor.”

Co-owner Pam Horrocks commented: “We were thrilled to become a regional finalist in the 2024 Independent Bookshop of the Year Award. The fact that this award comes from a panel of our peers gives us a great sense of achievement and pride. National recognition for our shop makes all the hard work worthwhile, as well as inspiring confidence in our business throughout the community.”

Fourth February Film Festival ‘It’s Love, actually!’
Between Friday 16th and Sunday 18th February Holt Community Centre will be hosting a festival of Love and Romance, in conjunction with The Holt Bookshop. This will involve conversations with authors, followed by a showing of favourite films of their choice.
Individual tickets £5.00. Early Bird Offer, weekend ticket, £20 for all 7 films, available till the end of January from The Holt Bookshop. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

6.00pm Bar open & refreshments available.
FILM ‘Love is All’ (12) – to be shown throughout the weekend in the lounge bar – explores love and courtship in all its shapes and sizes on the silver screen, using a selection of footage from British archives, including the BFI National Archive and the Yorkshire Film Archive.

7.00pm In conversation authors DJ Taylor & Rachel Hore, followed by book signing and film introduction
8.00pm – 9.53pm FILM ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (15) chosen by DJ Taylor

10.30am – 12.00noon FREE CHILDREN’S FILM ‘Lady and the Tramp’ (U) and pyjama party, (nightwear optional), plus Best Dressed Teddy competition.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

1.00pm – 3.00pm FILMS
‘Love At First Sight’ (PG) (2010) a short Comedy/Romance (12 mins).
followed by feature ‘While You Were Sleeping’ (PG)

3.30pm – 5.30pm FILM ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ (15)
chosen, with a short introduction, by The Reverend Canon Howard Stoker, Rector St. Andrew’s Holt

6.30pm In conversation Sarah Mitchell (author) followed by book signing.
7.30pm – 10.00pm FILM ‘Cinema Paradiso’ (PG) with subtitles, chosen with an introduction by Sarah

10.00am – 1.00pm FILM ‘The English Patient’ (15)

2.00pm in conversation Jenni Keer and Clare Marchant (authors) + book signing
3.00pm – 5.00pm FILM ‘A Room With A View’ (PG) chosen and introduced by Jenni and Clare

6.00pm – 7.30pm FILM ‘Brief Encounter’ (PG) chosen with an introduction by Rachel Hore

Tickets on sale now at The Holt Bookshop, Lion House Court.
01263 –715858.

Early Bird Offer, £20 for all 7 films, available till the end of January.

Exhibition: ‘Expressions of Love’
Submit your own ‘Expressions of Love’ – ‘What you love’ or ‘What Love means to you’ – the people, places, animals, and/or things. These will be displayed as in a film strip, around the main hall of the Community Centre. Two free tickets, to the film of your choice, will be awarded to the entry that, in the view of the Committee, best expresses Love, actually, submitted by the end of Sunday 11th February. A final selection will be made by the Film Committee.

Please support the annual February Film Festival
If you like the idea of a film festival, please come to as many films as you can. Even better consider buying a £20.00 weekend ticket – giving you entry to 7 films for the price of 4, even if you can’t manage to come to all the screenings.  We have to purchase a Public Video Screening Licence for each of the films shown, needing to sell at least 20 tickets for each film to cover this cost, so buying a weekend ticket will therefore help make the festival financially viable.
All profits go to Holt Community Centre charity, and The Community Café.

Elly Griffiths launched her new book this November at The Holt Bookshop.

Norfolk: A photographic journey through the land of Ruth Galloway is a stunning companion to Elly Griffiths’ beloved crime series, the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, and a photographic journey through magical Norfolk. Norfolk, a land of peaceful broads, marshy fens, sprawling coastline and shady brecks, is the home of Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist. A place steeped in folklore and history, visibly shaped by the lives of those who have come before, it has become an integral character in Elly Griffiths’ bestselling crime series.

In this book Elly takes us through a year in the Norfolk landscape, featuring the fascinating locations that have inspired her series and her writing. From seascapes to farmlands, wetlands to woodlands, churches to cottages, this beautiful book captures Norfolk in all its glorious variety and is the perfect gift for any Elly Griffiths fan.

We have signed copies in the shop.