Events Archive

Join the Revolution! | THE BIG LIE Launch

On Wednesday we travelled to Berkhamsted to celebrate the launch of THE BIG LIE by Julie Mayhew and here’s a recap of the party! Amazing venue decor at @JulieMayhew launch for #TheBigLie! — raremediumwelldone (@weimingkam) August 26, 2015 Dress code? Slogan T-shirts and disobedient attire. Food? PRETZELS! A spirited launch for @JulieMayhew‘s #TheBigLie. I was told […]


I can’t believe it’s actually time for YALC mark 2! Can it really have been a whole year since we filled up a corner of Earl’s Court with mad UKYA fans and created something SO EXCITING that it had to continue FOREVERMORE? Well it’s really back again, and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve got […]

Meet E Lockhart on her EPIC ROADTRIP!

We are very pleased to be able to finally announce some times and locations for you to meet the AMAZING E Lockhart on her upcoming trip to the UK! As she’ll be promoting HOW TO BE BAD, a novel all about road trips, she will appropriately be taking a MASSIVE journey across the UK. A […]

E. Lockhart heads on a road trip for HOW TO BE BAD #LockhartRoadTrip

We are so excited to announce that E. Lockhart, the author of 2014’s smash hit YA novel WE WERE LIARS is set to visit the UK in July and will be hitting the road to promote the reissue of HOW TO BE BAD – a novel written alongside authors Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. The […]

Through the Keyhole: James Dawson on tour!

It’s that time again to let you know how you can meet a wicked-cool author out on the road! It’s not long until the dazzlingly pink and beautiful UNDER MY SKIN by James Dawson is released, and he will be out and about to speak to you all about his inspiration, his writing, and mostly to […]

Announcing… E Lockhart Tour Dates!

It might not have escaped your attention in the last few months that E Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS has been a pretty big book for us…  It’s been reviewed almost everywhere, and is also shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (announcing the winner on Thursday this week eep!) and has just been nominated for the […]

Librarian love at the YLG Conference

We’re big fans of librarians at Hot Key Books. Books pretty much rock their world, and that’s our kind of person! Livs and I spent this weekend at the YLG Conference (that’s Youth Librarians Group to the uninitiated) in Durham. Back in London, word on the street was that we would have a pretty romantic time, […]

Through the Keyhole: Garth Nix on tour!

For this month’s Through the Keyhole posts I thought it would be nice to recap the epic few weeks of events we’ve had at Hot Key – there’s been so many brilliant festivals, bookshop talks and school events that we just had to share the joy! First up will be a recap of Garth Nix’s […]

Garth Nix Visits the UK!

As you may have already noticed, we’re very excited to be welcoming GARTH NIX to the UK to promote the new book, CLARIEL. If you haven’t noticed – TIME TO GET NOTICING! There are lots of opportunities to meet Garth who will kindly be whistling across the country to talk to as many of you […]

Through The Keyhole: September part 2!

In my last post I had TOO MANY EVENTS to shout about for one blog post, so here we are back to the exciting books and events coming for you in September… Don’t forget you can hear about the books out this month in depth in our COMING SOON post! THE MEMORY KEEPERS by Natasha […]


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