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Where better for the award-winning independent Forum Books to house their summer pop-up than at Newcastle’s Biscuit Factory. The beautiful former Victorian warehouse is nestled in the Ouseburn Valley and comprises two floors featuring a fantastic collection of contemporary art.

This summer, the peaceful recess of the gallery has been transformed into an outreach of the superb Corbridge bookshop, and will feature a fabulous and varied selection of around 500 titles spanning fiction, food, travel, art and design – all of which have been carefully selected and artfully displayed by the Forum team.

The unique collaboration goes one step further to also host a series of exciting literary events, including an evening with the bestselling author of One Day, David Nicholls (Friday 16th August). Nicholls will be discussing his newly published novel Sweet Sorrow, a deeply moving yet often humorous observation of adolescent love. The rest of the summer programme is equally spectacular, featuring discussions with British newsreader and journalist George Alagiah (Monday 26th August), who talks about his debut novel, political thriller The Burning Land; The Sunday Telegraph’s award-winning food writer Diana Henry (Tuesday 17th September) and American author and poet Michelle Tea, whose work explores queer culture, feminism and race (Friday 4th October).

Local literary greats will take part in informal book signings in the Artisan Socials events, weekly street food pop-ups in the Biscuit Factory’s Artisan restaurant courtyard. North East thriller writer Matt Wesolowski will be on hand on Wednesday 7th August, and local author Daniel James will be signing copies of his debut genre-defying novel The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas on Wednesday 21st August.

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