Waterstones High Street

Waterstones High Street
24-26 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7SL
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100 ​best ​video ​games ​(That ​never ​existed)

We are very excited to invite you to an evening in store with Nate Crowley. After rashly tweeting he would dream up an imaginary computer game for every 'like' received, Nate Crowley found himself on an epic quest to conjure up hundreds of entirely fictional titles. From 1980s hits like ***BeastEnders*** to modern…

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Birmingham Book Club

Come and join our friendly, monthly bookclub. This month we will be discussing The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. Simply read the book and come along for a discussion in our 1st floor cafe. This event does not require advanced booking.

Thu 21 Sep

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 12 Sep

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

A Change Is Gonna Come

Change your weekend up with a panel of brilliant YA authors from Stripes' anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come. From hidden figures of the past to underrepresented contemporary stories, new YA anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come, features top BAME authors writing on the theme of change. This panel will feature Tanya…

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

An Evening With June Sarpong

Waterstones Birmingham would like to invite you to an evening with June Sarpong MBE, discussing her book, Diversify. In Diversify, June Sarpong MBE puts the 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…

Tue 17 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

An Evening With Liam Brown And Stephan Collishaw

We are very excited to invite you to an evening with Liam Brown and Stephan Collishaw. Liam Brown and Stephan Collishaw will discuss the impact of writing across two genres and how juxtaposing themes adds depth to their storylines and characters. After leaving school, Liam Brown spent five years working a series of…

Wed 20 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

An Evening With Neel Mukherjee

We are incredibly excited to invite you to an evening with Neel Mukherjee who will be discussing his latest novel, A State Of Freedom. A State of Freedom explores five characters, in very different circumstances, but who are all indelibly linked to one another – from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his…

Tue 19 Sep

£3 / 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

Holly Bourne’S It Only Happens In The Movies Birmingham Party With Youtuber Hannah Witton

Join Holly Bourne to celebrate the release of her new blockbuster of a novel, ***It Only Happens in the Movies.*** Try out the movie-themed photo-booth, then hear Holly talk about her books to YouTuber and author Hannah Witton, followed by some hilarious games where we’ll be putting Holly’s YA and movie knowledge to the…

Wed 18 Oct

£5 (redeemable against a copy of It Only Happens in the Movies on the night). / 0121 633 4353

How To Grow A Baby And Push It Out

Love for the Mama and Waterstones have teamed up to give you an evening with the wonderful Clemmie Hooper - Midwife, Mother, Wife to FOD and now Best Selling Author! Yes folks this talented lady is coming to Birmingham! Clemmie will chat to us about her book - HOW TO GROW A BABY AND PUSH IT OUT - which had to be…

Thu 14 Sep

£15.50 / 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

I Ain't Mad At Ya Launch

We are incredibly excited to invite you to an evening with Owen Broomfield (AKA Hulk) discussing his new book, I Ain't Mad at Ya. I Ain’t Mad at Ya’ is a document of the social, cultural and political realities of growing up in the 60’s/70’s, as a black youth on the Aston/Handsworth border. Owen exposes the issues…

Fri 20 Oct

£3 / 0121 633 4353

Join Us For Rhian Ivory's Hope Book Launch!

Join us for the launch of Rhian Ivory's latest YA novel, HOPE. HOPE is an wonderful read with an honest and powerful voice at its heart that will sweep you up in both joy and tragedy. Hope is set across Birmingham and Shrewsbury. About the book: The summer between school and sixth form college. When Hope doesn't…

Fri 15 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

King Arthurs Wars' With Jim Storr

We are excited to invite you to an evening with Jim Storr discussing his book, *'King Arthur's Wars', *about the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England. We speak English today, because the Anglo-Saxons took over most of post-Roman Britain. How did that happen? There is little evidence: not much archaeology, and even less…

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Life Without Coffee

We would like to welcome you to an evening with Dr Afiniki Akanet discussing her book, Life Without Coffee. Having moved to the UK from Nigeria almost two decades ago, with nothing but a dream of becoming a medical doctor and the odds stacked against her, it is no exaggeration to say that Afiniki Akanet knowswhat it…

Sat 26 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Lindsey Kelk

Bestselling author Lindsey Kelk reads from the latest installment of her I Heart series I Heart Forever.

Tue 12 Sep

£3 / 0121 633 4353

With Miranda Dickinson.

Mageborn Launch + Special Guest!

We are very excited to have Stephen Aryan in store to celebrate the launch of his latest novel, Mageborn. *It's been ten years since the battlemage war, where thousands died as mages sundered the earth and split the sky. * * Habreel believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He will do…

Wed 4 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Meet Melanie Murphy On Her Book Tour – Book Signing

Come and meet YouTuber Melanie Murphy! This is a ticketed event. Purchase price includes a pre-signed copy of Fully Functioning Human (Almost): Living in an Online / Offline World and one of a limited number of places in line to have a selfie with Melanie. You will be required to show your ticket on the day of the…

Wed 30 Aug

£12.99 (including book) / 0121 633 4353

Meet Tess Holliday

The plus size super model will be visiting the UK to sign copies of her debut book The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact the shop or events@waterstones.com MUM. FEMINIST. SIZE 26. SUPERMODEL. LOUD.

Thu 7 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Murphy And The Curious Itch

THE MONSTERS ARE BACK! Following the success of “Murphy and the Monsters”, author B.B.Taylor is proud to announce that the second book in this delightfully funny picture book series, “Murphy and the Curious Itch” will be released in October 2017. Illustrated by Holly Bushnell, the book tells the storie of young Murphy…

Sat 21 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Peter V Brett

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Peter V Brett celebrates the conclusion of his The Demon Cycle series. A bestselling American fantasy novelist, Peter V Brett is the author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold more than two million copies in 25 languages worldwide. The Demon Cycle Series in…

Sun 24 Sep

Tickets £3 / 0121 633 4353

Poetry For Pikpa

Poetry for Pikpa is a special poetry event to raise funds for the Pikpa Refugee camp's medical centre, in Lesvos, Greece. The evening will play host to a variety of regional voices, page poets, and exciting new spoken word artists, headlined by award-winning guest poet ROMALYN ANTE, whose debut collection ‘Rice and…

Sat 16 Sep

£5 / 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

Sanctuary With David Lightfoot

We would like to invite you to an evening in store with David Lightfoot discussing some of the topics touched on in his novel, Sanctuary. Sholto Kelley left his homeland in Ireland on an idealised crusade to fight in the Holy Land. He arrived in Acre in 1291 just as the city was about to fall. As the last ship embarked…

Thu 7 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Scoundrels

We are very excited to have Duncan Crowe and James Peak in store with us to discuss their novel, Scoundrels. Duncan Crowe and James Peak are old friends who spend a lot of time in the pub, swapping stories and occasionally writing them up - chiefly as an antidote to their day jobs as an award-winning director and radio…

Fri 6 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

#stagetopage

Join us for a musical evening of YA with Chris Russell (Songs about A Girl, Songs about Us), Eleanor Wood (Becoming Betty), Sophia Bennett (Love Song), Sheena Wilkinson (Street Song) and Rhian Ivory, talking bands, singing, song writing and everything inbetween. Chris might get his guitar out! Where else will you…

Fri 29 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Summer Activity Days: Solve The Mystery.

Join us throughout the summer holidays on our Children's floor for a variety of activity days! Follow the clues and track the thief! Can you solve the mystery? This is a free event. No booking required.

Sat 26 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Summer Activity Days: Top Of The Class Quiz.

Join us throughout the summer holidays on our Children's floor for a variety of activity days! Are you the Top of the Class? Let's find out with our super fun school quiz! This is a free event. No booking required.

Sat 2 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Summer Activity Days: World's Worst Teacher Activities

Join us throughout the summer holidays on our Children's floor for a variety of activity days! Teachers, we love them, we loathe them but none are as bad as the world's worst teachers! Team up with other kids to make the ultimate world's worst teacher! This is a free event. No booking required.

Sun 3 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Summer Activity Days:fictional A-Z

Join us throughout the summer holidays on our Children's floor for a variety of activity days! Can you name a character for every letter? This is a free event. No booking required.

Wed 30 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Summer Activity Days:find The Objects – Colouring

Join us throughout the summer holidays on our Children's floor for a variety of activity days! The prized jewels have gone missing! Can you find them among all the junk? This is a free event. No booking required.

Sun 27 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Summer Activity Days:mysterious Word Search.

Join us throughout the summer holidays on our Children's floor for a variety of activity days! Find the words to solve the clues! This is a free event. No prior booking required.

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

The Third Nero With Lindsey Davis

Join us for an evening with the incredible Lindsey Davis to celebrate the paperback release of her novel, The Third Nero. *Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst she is…

Wed 4 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Toddler Hour

Join us on our children's floor for toddler hour! Wonderful story time specifically for your little ones to enjoy. So join us on the 3rd floor for toddler fun! This is a free event. No booking required.

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Toddler Hour

Join us on our children's floor for toddler hour! Wonderful story time specifically for your little ones to enjoy. So join us on the 3rd floor for toddler fun! This is a free event. No booking required.

Wed 30 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Tony Coton And Howard Gayle In Conversation.

We are incredibly excited to have Tony Coton and Howard Gayle in store with us for the evening discuss their books with Tim Arstall of Brum Radio. Tony Coton: Rejected by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa as a teenager, Coton became a professional footballer the hard way, grafting as an amateur footballer…

Thu 28 Sep

£3 / 0121 633 4353

An Unconventional History Of Maidenhood, Mothering And Mistresses

Waterstones Birmingham would like to invite you to an evening of poetry and stories from three wonderful women. Katy Wareham Morris will be performing poetry from her collaborative pamphlet with Ruth Stacey, Inheritance. Ruth Stacey will be reading poems from Inheritance and her collection, Queen, Jewel, Mistress.

Thu 5 Oct

Free / 0121 633 4353

Victoria Aveyard

Bestselling fantasy author Victoria Aveyard chats about King's Cage, the latest installment in the Red Queen series.

Thu 31 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Book signing

Waiting At Bloomsbury Park Book Launch

We would like to invite you to the launch of Waiting at Bloomsbury Park with author Casey Bailey and special guests. Casey will be discussing his new work with Leon Priestnall, host of Howl at the Dark Horse in Moseley. There will also be poetry performance from Casey and his special guests; Hannah Swings and…

Fri 1 Sep

Free / 0121 633 4353

Waterstones On The Mic

Waterstones on the mic is back, after a brief hiatus. Join us at the new time of 6:30 on Wednesday the 30th August in the first floor cafe of Waterstones, Birmingham for prose, poetry and music. Or, sign up and wow us with your own creativity and talent.

Wed 30 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

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

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

The West Midlands Egyptology Society are joining us for another year! Speaker: Janet McWilliam Janet is the Chair/Secretary of the Carlisle and District Egyptology Society, a post she has held for five years. She is also a founder member of the Society. She as planned many visits for the Society to Museums with…

Wed 13 Sep

£5 / 0121 633 4353

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

Speaker: John Wal l John Wall first became interested in Egypt because of the Tutankhamen exhibition in 1972 and has visited many times. He is a member of many societies and is a patron of the EES, SARS and the Friends of Nekhen. His specialist areas are the 20th dynasty and pyramids and has presented his work on both…

Wed 11 Oct

£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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