Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 26 September 2023

Robin Ince’s Bibliomaniac Tour

Event Details

One-off event
Date: 19/11/2022 | Venue: The Nottage Institute
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bibliomaniac Tour

with Robin Ince

1pm Saturday 19th November

Nottage Institute

Wivenhoe Quay

Tickets £5.00 incl beverage.

In 2021 when Robin Ince’s arena tour with Professor Brian Cox was postponed due to the pandemic, rather than do nothing, he decided instead to go on a tour of over a hundred bookshops in the UK, from Wigtown to Penzance; from Swansea to Margate.Why play to 12 000 when you can play 12?

Robin will now be taking readers on the journey in his new book Bibliomaniac and to celebrate he plans on visiting even more bookshops this time.

Packed with witty anecdotes and tall tales, Bibliomaniac takes the reader on a journey across Britain as Robin explores his lifelong love of bookshops and books – and also tries to find out just why he can never have enough of them.

It is the story of an addiction and a romance, and also of an occasional points failure just outside Oxenholme.

He visited the Wivenhoe Bookshop on his 2021 tour, and it features in Bibliomaniac.

About the Author

Robin Ince is many things. A comedian, an author, a broadcaster and a populariser of scientific ideas. The Guardian once declared him a ‘becardiganed polymath’ which seems about right. He is the co-creator and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, which has won multiple awards include the Sony Gold and Rose d’Or. In 2019 he played to over a quarter of a million people with Brian Cox on their world tour which has put them in the Guinness Book of Records for the most tickets sold for a science show.

He is author of  The Importance of Being Interested, I’m a Joke and So Are You and The Bad  Book Club, and also won Celebrity Mastermind but forgot that calcium was the dominant element of chalk. He is currently trying to invent an effective satnav for people who believe the world is flat.

He has received an Honorary Fellowship of UCL, an honorary doctorate from Royal Holloway College (University of London), and is a fellow of the British Science Association.

Praise for Bibliomania

‘A unique, funny picture of Britain’ – Richard Osman

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