Waterstones High Street

Waterstones High Street
24-26 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7SL
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  • Website www.waterstones.com

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Birmingham Book Club

The first meeting of the Book Club in 2017! All are welcome, we will be discussing Uprooted by Naomi Novik and picking next months book. This is a free event and does not require advanced booking.

Thu 5 Jan 2017

Board Game Night

Join us in the 1st floor cafe for our monthly board game night. Come and enjoy one of our great board games, for free!

Fri 13 Jan 2017

British Islam: The Battle Against Extremism With Sara Khan

Across Britain, Muslims are caught up in a battle over the very nature of their faith; and extremists appear to be gaining the upper hand. Sara Khan, author of The Battle For British Islam, has spent the past decade campaigning for tolerance and equal rights within Muslim communities and is now engaged in a new struggle…

Defender Launch With G X Todd

We are incredibly excited to have G X Todd in store to launch her first novel, Defender. DEFENDER by G X Todd is an imaginative thriller that draws on influences from Stephen King, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman to create a new world – where the biggest threat mankind faces is from the voices inside your own head. If you…

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Esther Lawson In Conversation.

We are very excited to have Esther Lawson joining us in store to discuss her book, Wogamatter. Wogamatter is a compelling tale of a small mixed-race girl, growing up in post-war Britain, and her experiences of racism in all its forms from all quarters of society. A sad story, but one with a real moral at its heart, no…

Mon 16 Jan 2017

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Happy With Clive Oseman

Happy is the debut spoken word collection of Brummie poet Clive Oseman, published by Bx3. It is typical of Clive's performance sets, with a mix of politics, social comment, the deeply personal, comedy, truth and fiction aiming to take the reader or listener from one extreme of emotion to the other in a seemingly random…

Wed 18 Jan 2017

In Conversation With Ulrich Peltzer

Acclaimed German Author Ulrich Peltzer will be in conversation about his first novel to be translated into English, Part of the Solution. *Peltzer best known for co-writing the screenplay for *The Lies of the Victor, is currently the DAAD writer in residence at Aston University. This evening will be a fantastic…

Last Board Game Night Of 2016!

We have had a lovely time playing board games with you all this year, so why not come along for the last one of 2016! As usual, we will have an array of board games for you to play, free of charge.

Meet Deliciously Ella

We are incredibly excited to have Ella in store to sign copies of her latest book, Deliciously Ella With Friends. In the follow-up to her amazing bestseller Deliciously Ella Every Day, Ella makes it easy for you to prepare delicious healthy food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering…

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Meet Ruby Wax

In A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax examines the pressures of modern life and how to deal with them in order to experience life more richly. We’re delighted to welcome her to Waterstones to discuss her experiences. Further details: 0121 633 4353

Fri 13 Jan 2017

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Meet Tom Fletcher On His Christmasaurus Book Tour

Tom Fletcher, McFly band member and best-selling author, is bringing Christmas to Birmingham! Buy a ticket to get yourself a copy of *The Christmasaurus *& an exclusive Santa’s Notebook PLUS of course a place in line for Tom to sign your book. Ticket Price: £12.99 (including a copy of The Christmasaurus and an…

Sat 10 Dec

Nine Arches Press Christmas Poetry Party!

Join us to celebrate 2016's busy year of books, events and poetry activity at the Nine Arches Press Christmas Poetry Party at Waterstone's Birmingham on Thursday 8th December from 7pm. This poetry party includes a special preview of our 2017 list, with live poetry from Tania Hershman, Rishi Dastidar and Jacqueline…

"not A Pub" Pub Quiz!

Join us in store for our monthly quiz night! Can you beat the reigning champs for bragging rights and a cash prize? Join us in the cafe on the 1st floor. Entrance fee- £1

Wed 4 Jan 2017

Playful Books Quiz With Alan Connor

For our last "Not a Pub" pub quiz of the year, we have something special in store! Come and join us for a bookish quiz hosted by Alan Connor, question editor for Only Connect and author of The Joy Of Quiz! Join us in our cafe to test your knowledge and for the chance to win a prize, as well as gloating rights.

Poetry Society 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 10 Jan 2017

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Poetry Society Stanza Group

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…

Publishing Workshop: How To Edit Your Novel

Are you struggling to edit your novel? Feel like you are going in circles? Do you know about the stages a novel goes through before it is published? Join GX Todd, Gillian McAllister and Stephen Aryan in conversation as they discuss how they edited their novels and the process they went through on the path to publication.

Verve Poetry Festival

We are hosting the Verve Poetry Festival in store! For full listings and to buy tickets, please visit the Verve website: http://vervepoetryfestival.com/

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West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

Deportation – and also forced migration in general – has been an understudied issue in Egyptology. While mass deportations have been well-researched in connection with the Neo-Assyrian Empire, comprehensive studies into this matter are lacking for ancient Egypt. Based on my doctoral research on deportations in Egyptian…

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

This talk will examine graffiti from the Teti Pyramid Cemetery at Saqqara as an exciting source for ancient people moving and operating with a funerary landscape. The Teti Pyramid Cemetery is a small but significant cemetery in the ancient Memphite area, established in the reign of the first king of the Sixth Dynasty…

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West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

Many Victorian and Edwardian celebrities owned and wore Egyptian jewellery, and for all kinds of purposes. Some believed that the trinkets would bring them luck and creative inspiration, while others feared that they were cursed, and sought to confine them to the safety of the museum after their deaths. From the lost…

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

This talk covers the following topics The stability of the State of Egypt during the late Bronze Age An introduction into the inscriptions at the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III A brief look at the lineage of Ramesses III and his family ties A look at the origins of the Sea Peoples. Where they came from. How…

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

The controversial discovery of the Pitt Rivers Museum's mummy, Irterau, was a conspiracy that went right to the top! Beth will explore some of the interesting features of Irterau's coffins, her 'dis'play-mates, and discuss some of the other ancient Egyptian objects and famous figures connected to the Museum's…

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

In this lecture Lucia will explore the archaeology of private religion, focussing on the rituals of daily life believed to ensure maat (order) in the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The transitional stages that punctuate the human life cycle were thought to be times when the human body became vulnerable to outside…

West Midlands Egyptology Society Talk

Flint was commonly used in ancient Egypt right up until the New Kingdom and continued to be used for much later. While it was used for everyday purposes it also seems to have had a religious meaning and was associated with the northern sky and the sun-god and his fiery daughters, the spitting goddesses, often taking…

Winter Magic With Piers Torday, Emma Carroll And Michelle Harrison In Conversation With Abi Elphinstone.

Join us at Waterstones Birmingham as we celebrate new anthology Winter Magic, curated by Abi Elphinstone and including stories from leading children’s authors writing middle grade fiction. Abi Elphinstone grew up in the wilds of Scotland, and is the author of The Dreamsnatcher and The Shadow Keeper. Michelle Harrison’s…

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