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We love hosting author events in Bridge Street Books & have been delighted in the past to welcome such celebrities as Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant), Rebecca Miller and Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart). We have also welcomed The Gruffalo and Maisy Mouse, held a cookery demonstration by Catherine Fulvio & had the children of Wicklow hunt for Wally all over the town.

It is always a pleasure to welcome local authors Emma Hannigan, Melissa Hill & Jackie Burke & more recently Alan Timmons (Here in No Place), Oona Frawley (Flight) and Micheal Delahunty (This is Wicklow) to BSB to launch their books.

Please see below a list of upcoming and exciting events which we will be hosting:

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When the Tree Falls

Jane Clarke

Friday 27th September



An evening of poetry with award winning poet Jane Clarke

To celebrate the launch of her new collection 'When the Tree Falls' 

All are welcome


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Children's Event

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Saturday 20th July - Saturday 27th July 


To celebrate 30 years of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', we are hosting an 'actual' bear hunt in Wicklow Town

Bears will be hiding in 10 premises around Wicklow Town. 

You can call in to Bridge Street Books any day between Saturday 20th - 27th July, collect a form and get hunting or be prepared and take a screenshot of the list here:

The Sports Room

O'Reilly Hardware

The Shoe Box

Kelly's Fruit & Veg

Wicklow Library

Pet Depot

Crazyglazing - behind the arch at Fitzwilliam Square

Hopkin's Toymaster

The Fishman

Crossfit, South Quay

Find all 10 bears - in one day or over the course of the week - and hand them back to Bridge Street Books to collect a poster, stickers or a certificate

(while stocks last)


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Children's Event

Bannie McPartlin

Thursday 27th June @ 3.30pm 

Suitable for ages 9/10 - 12 years

Jeremy, Johnny J, Walker, Sumo and Charlie are about to have the summer of their lives. They've all just finished primary school and are looking forward to weeks of holiday freedom before they head off to their new schools. But they soon realise it's not all going to be riding their bikes, making rope swings in the woods and climbing trees.
Johnny's mum is ill, really ill - and Jeremy decides there is only one way to save her. A way that might just involve a robbery ... And by the end of it all - or perhaps somewhere in the middle - they will be The Fearless Five.
And this will be a summer they will never, ever forget ...
COMPETITION DETAILS - Tell us who is your favourite member of 'The Fearless Five' and why...
It can be funny or serious - whatever the reason, let us know, but keep it short (no really long answers please!)
You can enter before the day and pop your reasons into us or you can enter on the day to be in with a chance to win



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Friday 17th May
An Aoine 17ú Bealtaine
3pm - 4pm
Bridge Street Books Wicklow
3in - 4in Siopa Leabhar, Sráid an Droichid

Children's workshop with Author Sadhbh Devlin - ‘Bí ag Spraoi Liom!’ consists of storytelling, discussion on creativity and inventing with a drawing activity.

Saotharlann do Pháistí leis an údar Sadhbh Devlin - ‘Bí ag Spraoi Liom!’scéalaíocht, plé ar chruthaíocht agus ar chumadóireacht agus líníocht.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Bridge Street Books Wicklow
4.15in - 5.15in Siopa Leabhar, Sráid an Droichid

Children's workshop with Author Sadhbh Devlin - ‘Beag Bídeach’ consists of storytelling, a movement/drama session and a drawing or craft activity.

Saotharlann do Pháistí leis an údar Sadhbh Devlin - ‘Beag Bídeach’; scéalaíocht, seisiún gluaiseachta/drámaíochta agus líníocht nó ceardaíocht.



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Bridge Street,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow,

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-6pm
(Closed Bank Holiday Mondays)

Tel: (0404) 62240

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