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The  Bookcase is Getting a New Look!

In September, The Bookcase will reach the grand old age of 22!

We have decided that it is time for a new look so we will be closing on Friday 10th August and re-opening on Saturday September 1st so that we can create a whole new Bookcase world!

We realise it’s quite a long time to be closed and hope it’s not too inconvenient, but we promise it will be worth it.                                              

Re- Launch Day is Saturday, 1st September 2018

Please come along on Saturday, 1st September, to help us celebrate the re-launch – it will be quite some party!  Nearer the time we will put more information on this website to tell you more about the celebrations so watch this space.

Do call us with any questions and we will still be emailing so feel free to stay in touch – we can still place orders if you need something urgently!


Meet Jodi Picoult

Wednesday 31st October, 12noon – 1.45pm, St. Mary’s Church, Lowdham, Notts NG14 7BQ

noon – 1.15pm  reading and interview with Fanny Blake plus Q and A

1.00 – 1.45pm  refreshments and signing

Join bestselling author Jodi Picoult for a very special event as she discusses her new book A SPARK OF LIGHT   

– a powerful and timely novel addressing the ultimate in women’s rights, and the complex balance between the right to choose and the right to life. 

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page.

Tickets – £15 to include the book and refreshments available from the Bookcase, Box Office 0115 966 3219

First Friday Events

First Friday talks take place in Lowdham Methodist Chapel  2pm – 3.30pm.
Tickets available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham
or on our box office line 0115 966 3219
£6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends (including tea and cake)


FRIDAY 7th September 2018

Travels of an Aged Gardener with Stuart Dixon

Stuart Dixon travels widely sharing his love of the traditional English garden. He is a Royal Horticultural Society, Hardy plant, Cottage Garden Society, Plant Heritage and National Trust speaker, much of his knowledge and expertise being gained from the restoration of his own 18th Century garden at Hebb’s Farmhouse, which has been featured on BBC TV. He also broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Nottingham.


FRIDAY 5th October 2018

Meet Local Author Maria Dziedzan


Born and brought up in England, by a Ukrainian father and a Welsh mother, Maria Dziedzan’s family home was imbued with Ukrainian culture and this informs the setting and family complications described in these moving stories in her My Lost Country series. Her debut novel When Sorrows Come won The Big Bingham Book Read 2015 and was one of four finalists for the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.

FRIDAY 2nd November 2018

A Celebration of Poetry with Voice Versa


FRIDAY 7th December 2018

Christmas Quiz

Film Friday Events

Film Friday events take place in Lowdham Village Hall starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets £6 full & £5 concessions and children from The Bookcase: Box Office 0115 966 3219.

There is a licensed bar at all the Film Friday evenings, plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home made cakes.


FRIDAY 28th September 2018

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool  1 hr 46 mins. (15)

Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vaness Redgrave and Stephen Graham. 


Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, and set in Liverpool in 1978, this follows the playful, but passionate relationship, between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening). 


FRIDAY 26th October 2018

The Greatest Showman 1 hr 45 mins (PG)

Starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum and celebrating the birth of show business, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle. A bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances.


SATURDAY 10th November 2018

Journey’s End  1 hr 47 mins (12A)

Starring Sam Clafin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham and Toby Jones.


Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name, this is set in March 1918 as C-Company, led by a war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin), arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches.


FRIDAY 7th December 2018

White Christmas 2 hrs (U)

Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney

The 1954 classic featuring Irving Berlin’s songs and dances performed by two happy couples who discover that love, romance and a Christmas Eve snowfall make everyone’s dreams come true.