A PACKED programme of events is lined up next month by an award-winning independent bookshop.

Wave of Nostalgia in Haworth is staging a host of activities, from talks to book-signing sessions.

And there will be special celebrations to mark Independent Bookshop Week.

The month's programme opens on Saturday (June 1) at 11.30am with an LGBTQ+ coffee and book group session, when Bellies – by Nicola Dinan – will be up for discussion.

Best-selling author Stacey Halls is at the Main Street bookshop on Monday (June 3) at 10.30am to sign copies of her new historical novel, The Household.

Boudica, queen of the ancient British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against occupying Roman forces, will take centre stage next Thursday (June 6).

Archaeologist and storyteller Duncan Mackay will read from his acclaimed Echolands: A Journey in Search of Boudica, at 7pm.

And the evening will also see Wave of Nostalgia owner Diane Park and Clavis & Claustra's Cat Crossley launch their Herstorian Society gift boxes, which feature Boudica.

On Friday, June 7, there is a sold-out event at which Bronte Parsonage Museum curator Ann Dinsdale and author Sharon Wright will talk about their new project, The Brontes in Bricks and Mortar.

One of Ireland's leading young writers, Molly Aitken, will be in the village on the evening of Wednesday, June 12, to launch her latest historical feminist novel Bright I Burn – inspired by the first recorded person in Ireland to be condemned as a witch.

Independent Bookshop Week celebrations begin on Friday, June 14, at 7pm, when Diane and Cat will host the latest in a series of sessions about starting your own small business.

Throughout the week, whilst stocks last, everyone buying a book in the shop will also be entered into a 'lucky dip' for a free book.

On Saturday, June 22, Yorkshire-born debut author Emily Usher will sign copies of Wild Ground.

At the final event of the month – on Wednesday, June 26, at 7pm – comedian and author Kate Fox will present from Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras: True Stories of the Amazing Women of the North.

Diane says: "We’ve put together events we hope people of all ages will find interesting and entertaining.

"For anyone who can’t make it to Haworth, most of the events will also be shared via Zoom."

For further information about the programme and to book tickets, call at Wave of Nostalgia in Main Street or visit waveofnostalgia.co.uk/event-tickets