Frequently Asked Questions

(or rather, potentially-asked-questions)

How to find us

Where are the events?

Most of our events will be taking place at The Poly, 24 Church Street, TR11 3EG.

We’re also hosting a few Above the Bookshop, our cafe at 21 Church Street, TR11 3EG (quite literally upstairs from Falmouth Bookseller).

Our venues

How can I get to you?

By car – the closest car parks are Well Lane, Church Street and Events Square

By train – Falmouth Town train station is approximately a fifteen minute walk, past Events Square & the Maritime Museum

By bus – the bus station (The Moor) is approximately a ten minute walk through the main town

Books & signings

Will there be books available at the events?

Yes! Every event will be well stocked with books that you can purchase before or after the talk.

Can I get my books signed?

Also yes! Unless there is an extenuating circumstance, all of our authors will host a book signing immediately after the talk.

Can I get the book before the event?

We will have plenty of stock ahead of time at the bookshop if you’d like to have a browse or purchase any of the books ahead of time, subject to the publication dates. Just make sure you bring it with you on the night to get signed!

Ticketing & what to expect

How early can I arrive?

Doors will open around half an hour before the start time. If you can, visit The Poly’s box office ahead of time to collect your tickets and reduce the queues!

How long does a book event run for?

Our standard structure is 40 minutes of discussion or presentation, followed by an open Q&A for 20 minutes or so. This is immediately followed by the chance to purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author, which can vary in length depending on how chatty everyone is feeling.

The exception to this will be the Wayward Pub Quiz – this will be much more casual, with doors opening at 7:30pm for an 8pm start.

What is the Poly Fund added to each ticket?

From The Poly’s website:

We add a £1 Poly Fund levy to each ticket to our events, courses and workshops which is donated directly to our registered charity fund. This fund helps to to safeguard the future of our grade II* Listed Building, and enables us to continue to support both our local community, and improve your experience here at The Poly.

What happens if I’ve booked a ticket but can no longer make the event?

All ticketing is managed by The Poly, so get in touch with them as soon as possible. From The Poly’s website:

Except in circumstances where The Poly has had to cancel or change an event, we are not able to offer refunds on films, live events or workshops. If the event you were attending is sold out and we are able to re-sell your tickets to another customer, we can issue you a credit note for the ticket price only (excluding any booking fees and Poly Fund). We may not be able to facilitate this on the door, if possible please contact The Poly to arrange a credit note with plenty of notice. 


How accessible are the venues?

Unfortunately, both venues are in very old buildings with stairs, no lift, and and no wheelchair access. Please reach out directly if you have any specific queries about accessibility.

Hopefully as Wayward Book Festival continues, we’ll be able to extend our events to include some more accessible venues.

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