Events and Book Groups

Here at Cogito our author events are chosen from the books we've read and admired and which we feel reflect both our own and our customers' literary passions and interests. These stimulating and enjoyable talks are tailored to each author and book with many events taking place in the intimate ambience of the bookshop as well as at larger venues in Hexham.

We run four monthly book groups: one for adults who enjoy discussing fiction, one for crime enthusiasts, and for our younger readers, we have a young adult group and a group for children aged 10+. If you're interested in coming along do please just get in touch. All groups are welcoming, fun and generate interesting discussions.

We love sharing the excitement of books with even the youngest in our community. For pre-schoolers, we host weekly storytelling, with readings from hand-picked children’s books every Wednesday at 9.15am - perfect timing for the school run! It's free and informal, so come in, curl up, and enjoy some great stories.

Here's what's coming up soon...

Every Wednesday, 9.15am, ​Cogito Books

​Weekly Children's Storytelling

Story time for pre-schoolers - join the fun!

Wednesday 28th February, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our February fiction book choice is The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West.

Saturday 9th March, 4:30pm, Hextol Tans Cafe

Children's Book Group

Our March children's book choice is Safiyyah's War by Hiba Noor Khan.

Wednesday 13th March, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our March crime book choice is In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan.

Saturday 16th March, 4:30pm, Hextol Tans Cafe

Young Adult Book Group

Our March young adult book choice is Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

Wednesday 27th March, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our March fiction book choice is Booth by Karen Joy Fowler.

Wednesday 10th April, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our April crime book choice is The Party House by Lin Anderson.

Wednesday 24th April, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our April fiction book choice is Cuddy by Benjamin Myers.

Saturday 11th May, 4:30pm, Hextol Tans Cafe

Children's Book Group

Our May children's book choice is The Swifts by Beth Lincoln.

Wednesday 15th May, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our May crime book choice is The Way it is Now by Garry Disher.

Wednesday 29th May, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our May fiction book choice is The Singularities by John Banville.

Saturday 8th June, 4:30pm, Hextol Tans Cafe

Children's Book Group

Our June children's book choice is Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna.

Wednesday 12th June, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our June crime book choice is The Bookseller of Inverness by S G Maclean.

Wednesday 26th June, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our June fiction book choice is The Midnight News by Jo Baker.

Wednesday 10th July, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our July crime book choice is Next of Kin by Kia Abdullah.

Saturday 13th July, 4:30pm, Hextol Tans Cafe

Children's Book Group

Our July children's book choice is In The Shadow of the Wolf Queen by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Wednesday 31st July, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our July fiction book choice is In Memoriam by Alice Winn.

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