Waterstones High Street

Waterstones High Street
24-26 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7SL
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Birmingham Book Club

Come and join our friendly, city centre bookclub! This month we will be discussing Ready Player One. Simply read the book and come join us in our first floor cafe!

Thu 26 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Brandon Sanderson Signing

We are incredibly excited to have Brandon Sanderson in store with us. He will be here signing copies of his latest novel, Oathbringer. We hope you can join us. This is a free event. The queue will start at 12:00. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Wed 29 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Brum Poetry Stanza

Our Poetry Society Stanza group is free to attend and is open to all poetry lovers and practitioners from expert to beginner! Run by former poet laureate Roz Goddard on a monthly basis, there will be poetry workshops, visits from poets and poetry publishers, opportunities to improve your performance of poetry and much…

Tue 14 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Brum Radio Poets Showcase

This will be a live recording of the Brum Radio Poets show, to be broadcast at the end of November and features 4 of the most exciting poets currently performing in the UK and the Midlands. The showcase brings together a nationally renowned poet, an established regional performer and two talented poets from Birmingham.

Thu 9 Nov

£5 / 0121 633 4353

Dave Hill Signing

We are very excited to have Dave Hill joining us in store to sign copies of his new autobiography, So Here It Is. Slade’s music and style dominated and defined the 1970s. With six consecutive number one singles they were the UK’s number one group and sold millions of records all over the world. At their peak, Slade…

Tue 21 Nov

£20 (Includes book) / 0121 633 4353

Devil’S Day: Myth, Tribes And Folk Horror In Britain With Andrew Michael Hurley

Award winning author of The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley, joins us for the evening to discuss his new novel, Devil's Day. Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather…

Fri 10 Nov

£3 / 0121 633 4353

Dividing Lines

We are very excited to have four contributors from Dividing Lines in store in discussion with Jonathan Davidson from Writing West Midlands. A wonderful collection of stories shortlisted for The Asian Writer Short Story Prize which introduces 13 exciting new voices and their writing. We will be joined in store by…

Sun 5 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Fortune Cookie Launch With Special Guests!

At once amusingly abstract and perplexingly poignant, *Fortune Cookie *is Jenna Clake’s debut collection. These poems deal with the everyday and ordinary: living with a partner, friendships, and chronic insomnia. At the same time, they contain absurd worlds: Animals can talk, boyfriends are imagined or might be seals…

Thu 26 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Henry Blofeld Signing

We are excited to have the cricket broadcasting legend Henry Blofeld joining us to sign copies of his new book, Over and Out. His voice is the sound of summer to thousands of cricket lovers all over the world. This autobiography is a celebration of his career commentating on the sport he loves. He has been the voice of…

Wed 8 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

The Hill By Angela France

Angela France's The Hill is a poetry, sound and vision show that traces natural and radical pathways up Leckhampton Hill. We meet the rioters who stood up for their right to ramble, and ask questions that are just as relevant today - who has the right to roam and who's land is it anyway? "Exuberant, controlled, angry…

Thu 2 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

The Hwanung Solution Launch With David Middleton And Special Guests

Waterstones Birmingham is very excited to invite you to the launch of The Hwanung Solution with author, David Middleton and special guests. The Hwanung Solution is David's third novel in a series of Bond-like adventures written as a mix of fiction and un-nerving facts. Designed to entertain but to also inform about…

Tue 7 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Joe Hill Signing

We are incredibly excited to have the wonderful Joe Hill joining us in store to sign copies of his new collection of short novels, Strange Weather. One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under cover. *‘Rain…

Mon 6 Nov

£16.99 (Including book) / 0121 633 4353

June Sarpong

June Sarpong MBE discusses her book, Diversify, where casts a spotlight on six marginalised groups, including women, those living with disabilities and the non-cis community, and reveals how a lack of inclusivity limits our economy, our society, and us as individuals.

Fri 17 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Meet Dynamo

Meet one of the most talented and exciting magicians of modern times, Dynamo, as he meets fans and signs copies of his new book, Dynamo: The Book of Secrets. Tickets £16.99, includes a copy of Dynamo: The Book of Secrets (RRP £16.99). *booking fees apply Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an…

Wed 25 Oct

£16.99 including book / 0121 633 4353

One Christmas Wish

Have you ever wished upon a star? Well Theo did… It’s Christmas Eve and Theo – left at home with a babysitter – sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the…

Tue 28 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Retrographic

Waterstones Birmingham would like to invite you to an evening with Michael D. Carroll discussing Retrographic. Through the careful selection of striking images and dedicated colourisation research, Retrographic takes the reader on a visual tour of the distant past. Many of these moments are already burned into our…

Fri 27 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Short Fiction Writing Group

Whether you write short fiction yourself or appreciate just reading it there will be something for you to enjoy. We will have interesting discussions around individual pieces, conduct workshops to help us understand short fiction better and there will also be the opportunity to share any stories that you may have written…

Mon 27 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

Two Titans, One City

Two famous and powerful men of the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914) and George Cadbury (1839-1922), towered over one of the great cities of the British Empire – Birmingham. Together, they offer a fascinating window into the rapidly changing world in which they lived and the…

Wed 25 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Verve Presents: A Burning Eye Showcase

Burning Eye are to Spoken Word what City Lights were to the Beat Generation: indispensable champions of a literary movement that is changing the world of poetry. Publishers Jenn Hart and Clive Birnie introduce a lively poetry showcase featuring Kate Fox, Toby Campion and Shagufta Iqbal to launch Burning Eye’s new…

Thu 23 Nov

£5.90 / 0121 633 4353

Waterstones On The Mic

The next Waterstones on the Mic open mic night is back at a slightly different day in the month - Weds 1st Nov. Come on down for open mic poetry, storytelling and acoustic music. Sign up on the night from 6:00pm onwards in the cafe area on the 1st floor of Waterstones. Poets get up to 5 mins, singers get 2 tracks…

Wed 1 Nov

Free / 0121 633 4353

We The Unicorns Vlogging Workshop

We The Unicorns is the voice of the YouTube generation at the heart of the YouTube community. The site reports on YouTube news, creates features and articles on the hottest topics and YouTubers, gives tips on who to follow, hosts quizzes and debates and create their own YouTube videos, from Vlogging 101 how-to videos, to…

Sun 22 Oct

£3 / 0121 633 4353

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West Midlands Egyptology Society

Speaker: Lee Robert McStein Lee Robert McStein is a 3D scanning and production specialist and has produced hundreds of 3D scans of artefacts and sites both in the UK and Egypt. Lee has trained students in photogrammetry techniques from various educational institutions including Macquarie University and the American…

Wed 8 Nov

£5 / 0121 633 4353

William The Hedgehog Boy Activity Day

We are very excited to invite you to a day of activities and readings with author Robert. A. Brown and illustrator Chris Lee all to do with his exciting children’s novel, William the Hedgehog Boy There will be: A talk about hedgehogs (with a little audience participation!), readings from the book, colouring, drawing…

Sun 29 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

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