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Esther Rutter: Britain’s Knitted History

A writer in residence at the University of St Andrews, Esther Rutter has travelled the length and breadth of Britain, unravelling the story of how wool shaped communities across the country. From the Highland crofts cleared for sheep farming, to mill towns on the borders, and market towns that thrived on the profits…

Topping & Company Booksellers, St. Andrews

Tue 24 Sep

£7 / 01334 585111

An Evening With Bestselling Crime Author Linwood Barclay

Waterstones Newton Mearns is proud to present an evening with best-selling crime author Linwood Barclay talking about his newest book * ELEVATOR PITCH *. Born in the United States before moving to Canada age four, in his later years Linwood Barclay became a prolific contributor to the Toronto Star where he gained a…

Primavera Bistro, Newton Mearns

Thu 12 Sep

Free / 0141 639 8092

An Evening with David Sedaris

Writer, humorist and wit, brimming with sardonic social observations.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Lyric Theatre

£31 / 08432 086000

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Wed 3 Jun 2020

£41.25–£49.50 / 0844 875 0073

Wed 10 Jun 2020

£41.25–£49.50 / 0844 875 0073

An Evening With Fantasy Author Linden Forster

Local fantasy author Linden Forster will be joining us in Cafe W to discuss his latest book, The Greemen. An action packed adventure story with dwarves, ogres and an ice weilding yeti - it's an event not to be missed!

Waterstones, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Jul

Free / 01224 502334

An Evening with Gyles Brandreth

Giles has been a theatre producer, politician, journalist, author and publisher as well as TV presenter and radio star in a career which has spanned five decades. He is known equally for his record number of appearances on TV’s Countdown, for his improvising wit on Radio’s Just a Minute and his love of jumpers and teddy…

Topping & Company Booksellers, Ely

Thu 24 Oct

01353 645005

An Evening With Jane Harper - In Conversation With Ian Rankin

We are delighted to welcome international best selling author Jane Harper for a special event to discuss her new novel - The Lost Man - and the phenomenal success of her debut novel The Dry *with the author best known for his Rebus novels, Ian Rankin. Jane Harper has won numerous top awards including the CWA Gold Dagger…

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Jul

£3 / 0131 226 2666

An Evening With Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay, master of suspense, will be in Waterstones Nottingham on 10th September to chat to us about his latest thrill-ride, 'Elevator Pitch'. Aside from the talk, the evening will include a Q&A from the audience and a book signing. More info on 'Elevator Pitch': It all begins on a Monday, when four…

Waterstones, Nottingham

Tue 10 Sep

£5 general admission (no added fees) / 0115 947 0069

An Evening With Linwood Barclay- In Conversation With Ian Rankin

We're thrilled to announce that we're hosting bestselling author Linwood Barclay in store on Wednesday 11th September at 6.30pm to celebrate his suspenseful new novel ***Elevator Pitch***. Linwood is the author of multiple internationally bestselling thrillers including No Time for Goodbye, A Noise Downstairs, Trust…

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Sep

£3.00 (redeemable against a copy of the book) / 0131 226 2666

An Evening With Margaret Kirk Launching What Lies Buried

Join us for the Glasgow launch of Margaret Kirk's Waht Lies Buried Tickets are free but please register via link. A missing child. A seventy year-old murder. A killer still on the loose. 10 year-old Erin is missing; taken in broad daylight during a friend’s birthday party. With no witnesses and no leads, DI…

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 25 Jul

Event is free but please register via link / 0141 332 9105

An Evening With Mountaineer Adrian Hayes

Mountaineer and polar explorer Adrian Hayes discusses his experience climbing K2.

SeaCity Museum, Southampton

Tue 25 Jun

£7 / 023 8083 3007

An Evening With Nathan Filer

Waterstones Brighton are delighted to welcome award-winning writer Nathan Filer to discuss The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia. In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, invites us to spend time in the company of some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected by this most…

Waterstones, Brighton

Tue 25 Jun

£4.00 general admission / 01273 206017

An Evening With Peter Robinson

Following Peter Robinon's appearance at Bloody Scotland, we are delighted to welcome him for an evening of his latest DCI Banks book, Many Rivers to Cross. An enduringly popular series now running to more than 20 novels, DCI Banks - which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 – has also inspired a popular television…

Waterstones, Aberdeen

Mon 23 Sep

£2 / 01224 502334

An Evening With S.g. Maclean

We are delighted to welcome local crime author S.G. MacLean on the reissue of her first novel The Redemption of Alexander Seaton. Join us in Cafe W for a glass of wine and a very special evening of crime writing that will transport you back in time to 17th-century Scotland! Tickets are £2.00 with a £2.00 concession off…

Waterstones, Aberdeen

Thu 11 Jul

£2 / 01224 502334

Explore Learning

Join us this summer holidays for an Explore Learning workshop! Explore Learning are a great company that champion education for children and hold workshops throughout the country to help encourage, improve and build confidence in children and their education. From English to Maths, they really do cover it all! And we…

Waterstones, London BR5

Mon 12 Aug

Family Festive Storytime

Join us for a family festive story and craft session in the library to get you in the christmas spirit.Suitable for families

Kirriemuir Library, Angus

Sat 7 Dec

£2.70 / 01575 572357

Farmyard Tales

Joinn us for story time and fun as we celebrate the new Poppy and Sam books. Can you find the Duck hidden in the Children's department?

Waterstones, Cheltenham

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01242 571779

The Feminist Book Society: How To Change The World'

" The Feminist Book Society Manifesto: " " Feminist. Bookish. Curious. Inclusive. Challenging. Kind. " We are living in tumultuous times, and it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of inequity. Join co-founders Katy Loftus and * Eleanor Dryden * as they speak to three phenomenal women who through their work…

Waterstones, London WC1E

Wed 31 Jul

£10 / £8 Students & Waterstones Plus cardholders / 020 7636 1577

Festival of the Spoken Word

Celebration of poetry, writing, spoken word and rappers, featuring talks, readings, performances and live music.

Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury

Fri 5 Jul

single event £10; all festival ticket £60; all day £50 / 01742 445042

Sat 6 Jul

single event £10; all festival ticket £60; all day £50 / 01742 445042

Sun 7 Jul

single event £10; all festival ticket £60; all day £50 / 01742 445042

Festival Of Transport

We are delighted to be joining the Festival of Transport as the official booksellers for the event, we will be stocking some fantastic titles on motoring from Haynes manuals to Guy Martin biographies as well as loads of great local interest book. The bookshop will be open as usual through this event.

Waterstones, Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 20 Jul

Free / 01229 871693

Fiction Bookclub

Join us in our cafe as we discuss The Beach by Alex Garland as part of our monthly Bookclub. Anyone is welcome to attend and of course, the club is completely free! Come along to discuss good books, meet other bookworms and have a good time.

Waterstones, Sunderland

Thu 25 Jul

Free / 0191 567 4331

Fluid - Happy Valley Pride 2019

A spoken word celebration of queer and trans identity

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Thu 25 Jul

£8–£10 / 01422 843907

Hand-made Books

Artist Cassandra Barron leads this workshop wherein participants can make their own hand-bound leather or pleather sketchbook.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Aug

£30 / 0131 529 3993

Harry Potter Book Club

HA****RRY POTTER BOOK CLUB All ages welcome! *EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY * *OF THE MONTH * 4:30 – 5:30PM 2019 DATES: JANUARY: WEDNESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY: WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH: WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL: WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY: WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE: WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY: WEDNESDAY 10TH AUGUST…

Waterstones Finchley Road O2 Centre, London NW3

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 020 7433 3299

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 020 7433 3299

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 020 7433 3299

…and 167 more dates until 11 Dec

Harry Potter Quiz!

Calling all Potterheads! Do you know your mandrakes from your gillyweed? Your felix felicis from your polyjuice potion? Come along to our Harry Potter quiz at 11.30am. The winning witches and wizards will receive a magical prize…

Waterstones, Dunfermline

Sat 3 Aug

Harry Potter Quiz

Calling all Harry Potter mega fans! On Friday 30th August at 11am we will be having our first Harry Potter quiz! Represent your house as your Harry Potter trivia is tested and you battle to win the house cup. If you are interested in participating in the quiz please contact a bookseller

Waterstones, Bolton

Fri 30 Aug

Free / 01204 522 588