AROUND 500 people are expected to pack out a Chepstow bookshop today as culinary goddess Nigella Lawson visits the town.

Ms Lawson will be at the Chepstow Bookshop, St Mary Street, from 4pm, signing copies of her latest book Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.

This is the second time the television cook has visited the bookshop after she held a book signing there back in October 2010.

Owner of the shop, Matt Taylor said: “There has been a lot of interest. She is very, very popular.”

The event is free and Ms Lawson will only sign copies of her book, bought at the bookshop.

Sports presenter Clare Balding will be at the shop on October 18.