About the event

Introducing the very first in Voce Books’ series of takeovers for 2024, where they’ll be inviting their favourite indie publishers to, quite literally, run the show for an entire working day in Digbeth.

Head to their Allison Street home throughout the day on Saturday, 2nd March & join us as we bring you the very finest recommendations from our catalogue of books as well as the wider shelves of their bookshop.

We’ll also be hosting two events during the day, aimed at bringing you even closer to one of our favourite independent publishers. Perfect for readers, writers, translators, & publishers alike!

Events hosted during the day include:

From 11am And Other Stories drop-in

Meet the And Other Stories team here at the counter of Voce Books, as we run the shop for the day & recommend the very best in new independent & world literature.

2pm Stefan Tobler in conversation

Join us for a deep dive into the work of And Other Stories, with the publisher’s founder & editor Stefan Tobler, taking us right back to the early days of And Other Stories to discuss the pleasures & pitfalls of independent publishing, & look ahead to the future of the indie bookselling scene.

5:30pm Manya Wilkinson: Lublin

Hear from author Manya Wilkinson as she joins us to discuss her alarming & absurd new novel Lublin & takes us on a road-trip with three young boys – Elya, Ziv & Kiva – as they barrel towards the future. Chaired by Stefan Tobler, Manya will open up on her writing process, how the dark shadow of the 20th century envelopes the novel, & the importance of balancing the harshness of contemporary reality with a surprising strain of humour.

All events are free to attend, but Voce kindly ask that you make a reservation here via our Eventbrite page. No reservation is required for the drop-in session taking place throughout the day.


Category: Book club, Book Fairs, Talks & Readings
Price: Free to book
Booking: RSVP here


Name: Voce Books
Address: 54-57 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TH

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