Author Events - 2019

Mainstreet author event David Nicholls
Wed 21st Aug 2019

David Nicholls

Author Event


One Day by David Nicholls was published soon after we opened Mainstreet, it was one of our bestseller in 2009 and became the iconic love story for a generation. Ten years on, we are delighted to be hosting David to talk about his new book, Sweet Sorrow, on Wed 21st August.

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Tue 20th Aug 2019

Clare Balding

Author Event


This summer we are delighted to welcome back the wonderful, effervescent Clare Balding. She will be with us on Tues 20th Aug to tell us all about her new children’s novel, The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance. 

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Thu 1st Aug 2019

Karen Campbell

Author Event


At Mainstreet, we have long been fans of Karen Campbell’s work, so we are delighted she will be joining us on Thurs 1st August to talk about her new novel, The Sound of the Hours. 

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independent bookshop week celebrations with Julia Donaldson
Fri 21st Jun 2019

Julia Donaldson

Book Signing


This year, as part of our Independent Bookshop Week celebrations (15-22nd June), we will be welcoming a very special guest, Julia Donaldson.

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Mainstreet - author - event - Max Porter
Thu 6th Jun 2019

Max Porter

Author Event



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Katharine Tiernan talking about her novel, Cuthbert of Farne
Tue 28th May 2019

Cuthbert of Farne

Author Event


Mainstreet is of course, situated in the path of St Cuthbert’s Way, so we are delighted to be hosting an event to mark publication of Cuthbert of Farne, written by Northumberland author Katharine Tiernan on Tues 28th May.

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Fri 24th May 2019

Jose Pizarro

Pop-up Dining Event


Please join us on Fri 24th May to experience an Andalusian feast created by award-winning chef, Jose Pizarro.

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Tue 14th May 2019

Johnny Scott

Author Event


We are delighted to announce that our next author event will be with Johnny Scott, a well-kent face in the Borders. He will be joining us at Mainstreet on Tues 14th May talking about his new book, The Countryman.

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Thu 9th May 2019

Jess Kidd

Author Event



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Fri 26th Apr 2019

John Connolly

Author Event


Master storyteller John Connolly will be back with us at Mainstreet to celebrate 20 years of Charlie Parker novels on Fri 26thApril.

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Thu 11th Apr 2019

Damian Barr

Author Event



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Thu 28th Mar 2019

The Modern Cheesemaker

Author Event


As you probably know, we love books and cheese at Mainstreet, so we are really delighted to announce that our next author event is with fellow cheese enthusiast and Sunday Brunch expert, Morgan McGlynn. She will be talking about her beautiful new book, The Modern Cheesemaker.

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Anna Pasternak portrait by Pippa Hart
Tue 12th Mar 2019

Anna Pasternak

Author Event

Who was the real Wallis Simpson? Join us at Mainstreet on Tues 12th March to find out, when Anna Pasternak will be talking about her startling, intimate new biography of the most vilified woman in British royal history.

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Thu 31st Jan 2019

Charlotte Runcie

Author Event

Please join us on Thurs 31st January to meet Charlotte Runcie who brings a brilliant new voice to nature writing. No one else has approached our relationship with the sea in quite this way;  her beautiful book, Salt On Your Tongue, brings a new perspective to a much loved subject. We can even claim her as a local author – Charlotte now lives in Galashiels.

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Fri 18th Jan 2019

Ruby Wax

Author Event – SOLD OUT – please note this event is being held at the Tait Hall in Kelso (tickets for St Boswells Village Hall are valid for Tait Hall)


What better way to kick start the New Year than listening to the amazing Ruby Wax at Mainstreet on Fri 18th January 2019, as she tells us How to be Human.

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