ROUGH TRADE BOOKS are the joybringers, coming at you live.

Read hard for the latest and greatest live performances, special events, hot tix and signings, all shamelessly listed hereafter. So you can have a good time, all the time…

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 22 Sept
Madge Gill: Myrninerest, William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Madge Gill was born in Walthamstow and spent most of her years living in East London. A self-taught, visionary artist, she created meticulous artworks, many of which she attributed to Myrninerest, her spirit-guide that she came to embody. This landmark exhibition in her hometown brings together drawings, newly uncovered large-scale embroideries, textiles and archival objects, many of which have never been exhibited before.

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Free admission (suggested donation £5)

Mon 22 Jul 7pm
Fourth Series Launch,The Social, London

Get down to The Social with all of us here at Rough Trade Books to clink a glass or three to celebrate this latest batch of our Editions series. We’ll have readings and talks from each of the latest authors, with André Naffis-Sahely and Patrick Jones reading their poems, Emma Warren in conversation with Will Burns alongside Ahnansé from Steam Down plus Ren Aldridge in conversation with poet and Rough Trade Editions author, Charlotte Newman. We’re also inviting some new friends to the party, the brilliant 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, a fantastic poetry collective who will be reading from their self-titled debut collection plus a DJ set from cult sportswear bootlegging boss Jonny Sportsbanger.

Wed 31 Jul, 7pm
Rough Trade Books at London Review Bookshop

It gives us great pleasure to be able to announce this event.

Yes… you read correctly, we’re heading to one of our favourite bookshops before the end of the month—London Review Bookshop—where poet André Naffis-Sahely will be reading from his newly published Americana-themed Rough Trade Edition, The Other Side of Nowhere. Joining André will be Martha Sprackland, Will Burns, Joe Dunthorne and Charlotte Newman, whose pamphlets (Milk ToothGerm SongsAll The Poems Contained Within Will Mean Everything To Everyone and Counter Reform, respectively) contain some of the liveliest poetry, short fiction and essays being published today.

Ticket price also includes free drinks!

Sun 1st Sept
Rough Trade Books, End of the Road Festival, Dorset

We’re very happy to have two of our authors reading at End of the Road festival this year, Martha Sprackland and Charlotte Newman. Martha and Charlotte will be in conversation with Julian Mash as well as reading poems from Rough Trade Edition No.22 Milk Tooth and Rough Trade Edition No.23 Counter Reform.

Head over to the literary area on Sunday morning—you won’t be sorry.