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 three monthly book groups: one for adults who enjoy discussing fiction, one for crime enthusiasts, and for our younger readers, we have 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 during the summer holidays, with readings from hand-picked children’s books every Wednesday. 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 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 24th July, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Children's Summer Storytelling Event

Train Stories, All Aboard! - Help us create our own train carriage artwork!

Wednesday 31st July, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Children's Summer Storytelling Event

Percy the Park Keeper Stories - Meet Percy’s friends and map out his park!

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

Fiction Book Group

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

Wednesday 7th August, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Children's Summer Storytelling Event

Explore! - Tales of daring exploration and draw what you’d take on your next adventure!

Wednesday 14th August, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Children's Summer Storytelling Event

Frank & Bert Stories and Drawing - Funny tales from a very loveable duo!

Wednesday 21st August, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Children's Summer Storytelling Event

Stories All About Trees - Tales from the natural world and drawing!

Wednesday 28th August, 11:00am, Cogito Books

Children's Summer Storytelling Event

Ralfy Rabbit Stories and Drawing - Join us for a new Ralfy story!

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

Book Group - The Choice is Yours

Wednesday 11th September, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Crime Book Group

Our September crime book choice is The Wide World by Pierre Lemaitre.

Saturday 14th September, 4:30pm, Hextol Tans Cafe

Children's Book Group

Our September children's book choice is Twitch by M G Leonard.

Wednesday 25th September, 7:30pm, Cogito Books

Fiction Book Group

Our September fiction book choice is Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck.

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