Welcome to Griffin Books

Welcome to Griffin Books: an independent bookshop in Penarth stocking a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles in both English and Welsh, as well as a good selection of maps, sheet music and beautifully designed greetings cards. We offer an unbeatable next-day ordering service and complimentary coffee while you browse. Do contact us if you are looking for something in particular – we love a challenge!

Griffin Books hosts regular events including author talks and book signings, children’s activity sessions in each school holidays and two monthly book clubs. Planning a children’s party? Why not try our book-based party bag service, from just £3 each. And don’t forget the Friends of Griffin Books loyalty card scheme, giving you a £5 voucher for every 10 books bought.

Griffin Books – serving the growing community of book lovers in Penarth and beyond!

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Upcoming Events
Dates for your diaries! Here is a quick summary of future planned events:

Friday 11th March – Poetry Reading

Local poet and professor of psychology Stephen Payne presents his recently published collection, ‘Pattern Beyond Chance’. Venue to be confirmed. Tickets £5 each including a discount on book purchases.

Thursday 17th March – Crime & Cream Tea

Join us at the exclusive Holm House Hotel on Marine Parade for an afternoon with two leading crime writers, Clare Donoghue and Chris Ewan, who will be discussing their latest novels. Tickets £15 each including a cream tea plus a signed copy of one of the authors’ books. 2.30 to 4.30pm.

Saturday 23rd April – Shakespeare Saturday

To mark Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, we will have lots of special promotions, a Shakespearean quiz, and refreshments available all day. Do come and join the fun!

Late@GriffinBooks – Do you love bookshops but struggle to get to one during opening hours? Join us on the last Thursday of every month to browse the shelves at leisure over a glass of wine and a few nibbles until 9pm! The next Late@GriffinBooks is this Thursday 25th February – all welcome.

Novelist Julia Forster in conversation with Mel Griffin
Tickets are now available from us for an evening with debut author Julia Forster on Friday 26th February. Join Julia at Waterloo Tea, Stanwell Road in Penarth where she will be discussing her new novel ‘What A Way To Go’ with Mel Griffin.

Julia’s book, set in the late 1980s when the author herself was a teenager, is described as “a warm, wise and witty tale of one girl tackling the business of growing up while those around her try not to fall apart.” For more information about Julia and her work, visit www.julia-forster.com.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, and tickets cost £5 each including complimentary snacks and a discount on book purchases. Call 02920 706455 to reserve your place.

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