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Dial Lane Books, in Ipswich, set for month of author visits and events





An independent book shop will be playing host to a raft of authors over the coming month.

Dial Lane Books, in Ipswich, has revealed its schedule for Februry and the start of March.

Book lovers can look forward to seeing established genre names, as well as Suffolk-based industry debutants.

Dial Lane Books owner Andrew Marsh has revealed the shop’s schedule for February and early March, with a host of authors set to descend on the venue. Picture: Dial Lane Books
Dial Lane Books owner Andrew Marsh has revealed the shop’s schedule for February and early March, with a host of authors set to descend on the venue. Picture: Dial Lane Books

First up, on Tuesday, February 13, is Mitch Johnson, the author of Children’s books Kick, Spark and Pop.

He will be at the shop to talk about his new title Toxic, as well as signing books and chatting to customers.

Five days later, on Sunday, February 18, Dial Lane will host a children’s book group with Julian Sedgewick.

Dial Lane Books, which opened in Ipswich 2020, will welcome Mitch Johnson, Julian Sedgewick, Olaf Falafel and Suffolk-based James Jenkins over the next month. Picture: Andrew Marsh
Dial Lane Books, which opened in Ipswich 2020, will welcome Mitch Johnson, Julian Sedgewick, Olaf Falafel and Suffolk-based James Jenkins over the next month. Picture: Andrew Marsh

Sedgewick has written six books for children and teenagers, with such titles including Tsunami Girl, Ghosts of Shanghai and The Black Dragon.

James Jenkins, who is Suffolk-based, will be the next to visit the store, on Saturday, February 24.

The author will be discussing his debut novel, the gritty noir debut Parochial Pigs, described as a highly visual, unbridled ride through back streets and dodgy construction grounds in true mobster fashion.

Dial Lane Book, in Ipswich, will also be hosting an event for World Book Day, on March 7. Picture: Andrew Marsh
Dial Lane Book, in Ipswich, will also be hosting an event for World Book Day, on March 7. Picture: Andrew Marsh

Moving into March, children’s author and comedian Olaf Falafel will be at Dial Lane on Tuesday, March 5.

Known for titles including The Trixie Pickle Art Avenger series and Blobfish, Falafel will be around to sign books and have a conversation with customers.

The shop will also be kitted out for World Book Day, on March 7, with customers invited to come in and redeem vouchers, as well as see what shop owner Andrew will be dressed as.