Harry Potter Themed Bookshop Cafe

Our first year included a Narnia themed cafe. Next year its the turn of Harry Potter

Oakwood book festival

Be prepared to take a trip into Hogwarts next year as part of our Harry Potter themed cafe.

The cafe will be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm and will be selling ‘HOGWARTS’ themed soup, rolls, hotdogs, cakes and biscuits as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks.


The bookshop will be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm selling festival authors books throughout the day. The bookshop will be manned by volunteers. Books for sale, include new launches as well as popular sellers.


To make sure that we have enough books in stock for the day we are opening up the festival to preorders:


Genres include:


Other Activities

Author book reading tasters!

Authors will be reading short excerpts from their books throughout the day in the main hall. Children’s story time sessions will be held in the main hall.

Prize Raffle/Tombola

There will be a prize raffle on the day as well as tombola! Prizes will be literary themed.

Kids Activities

Children’s find the Potter characters’ activity

Children’s story time sessions.


Your Writing!

From 3pm until 3.30pm you will be given the opportunity to read from your own writing. Members of the public aged 13 and above, will be given 3 minutes each to read from their own work in the main hall. Please be aware it is a family event and that readings should take this into account and practise in advance to ensure you can keep within the 3 minute timescale.

There will be the opportunity for 10 readings on a first come, first served basis.

Children’s Writing

Children under 12, who wish to read their work will be given 3 minutes each in the smaller room off the main hall for the same 30 minutes.