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…

24-25 AUG 18
Sea Change Festival

ROUGH TRADE BOOKS presents… Daniel Blumberg, Babak Ganjei, David Keenan and Sophy Hollington, not to mention future authors Richard King and James Endeacott. Our roadies at Sea Change this year will be discussing their contributions to the Editions series in deepest Devon.

14-16 SEPT 18
Good Life Experience

ROUGH TRADE BOOKS will be at the fourth edition of the festival, the Good Life Experience. We’ll be bringing you Salena Godden and Thomas Morris reading on the Caught By The River stage at Gladstones’ Farm, North Wales.

19 Sept 18
Rough Trade Bristol

Rough Trade Books presents… On Poetry

Rough Trade Books presents a selection of their authors, showcasing the literary talent that helps make up the first batch of Rough Trade Editions. Join Joe Dunthorne, Salena Godden and Olly Todd for a night of poetry and short fiction, with the wonderful Letterpress Collective creating letterpress prints on the night.

22 SEPT 18
Kenilworth Arts Festival

ROUGH TRADE BOOKS will take to Kenilworth with four of our brilliant authors this year. We’re hosting Salena Godden and her new collection of poetry, Pessimism is for Lightweights; Kirk Lake, the writer, musician and actor (and possibly the coolest person ever born in Leamington Spa) presenting The Last Night of the Leamington Licker; David Keenan, acclaimed novelist and senior critic for The Wire, and To Run Wild In It: A Handbook on Autonomic Tarot, a collaboration with the artist Sophy Hollington; and the mercurial James Endeacott, a writer, DJ and former A&R man for Rough Trade Records, who’ll be presenting a new work published by ROUGH TRADE BOOKS in September 2018.

£10 (£8 con.)


3 OCT 18
Rough Trade East

Rough Trade Books presents… NOT National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day (albeit a little early), Rough Trade Books brings a selection of their poets and friends along to Brick Lane. Hear from Olly Todd, Harriet Moore, Salena Godden , Scarlett Sabet as well as Will Burns accompanied by guitarist Adam Chetwood on what promises to be a wonderful night of poetry.