Waterstones High Street

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

Join us for the next meeting of our Birmingham Book Club. This month's selection is Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth. No need to book - just turn up with your copy of the book and plenty of opinions.

Bookbinding Demonstration

Come and see a different side of books this Sunday. We are proud to welcome The Society of Bookbinders into our shop, to show you some of the things the can do, including: * How a book is made up: printing of broadsides, sections, folding * Sewing a single section * Sewing sections together using tapes…

Bookity Books Writing Group

Bookity Books is our in store writing group that gives you a friendly environment in which to write, share ideas and make new friends. Whether you're new to writing or an experienced word wizard, everyone is welcome to join in the session. We aim to keep each meeting varied to keep the spark of creativity alive…

Bookity Books Writing Group

Bookity Books is our in store writing group that gives you a friendly environment in which to write, share ideas and make new friends. Whether you're new to writing or an experienced word wizard, everyone is welcome to join in the session. We aim to keep each meeting varied to keep the spark of creativity alive…

Bookity Books Writing Group

Bookity Books is our in store writing group that gives you a friendly environment in which to write, share ideas and make new friends. Whether you're new to writing or an experienced word wizard, everyone is welcome to join in the session. We aim to keep each meeting varied to keep the spark of creativity alive…

Cory Doctorow Signing

The wonderful Cory Doctorow will be joining us in store to sign copies of his brand new novel, Walkaway. Hubert, Seth and Natalie are way too old to be at a Communist party. But in a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, they have nowhere…

An Evening With Cecelia Ahern

Join us for an evening with Cecelia Ahern as she discusses her latest YA book Perfect; the thrilling, shocking and romantic sequel to the bestselling Flawed. Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty four million copies of her novels…

An Evening With Paul Beatty

We are incredibly excited to announe that we have the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Paul Beatty, joining us in store to discuss The Sellout. A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his…

Friendship For Beginners With Jenny Mclachlan, Katy Birchall And Honor And Perdita Cargill.

Join us for an exciting evening with Jenny McLachlan, Katy Birchall and Honor and Perdita Cargill in conversation with award-winning blogger Chelley Toy. Our authors will not only be discussing their inspiring books but also friendship, life and their own personal laugh-out-loud moments that remind us all that we're…

How To Be A Bawse Tour With Lilly Singh

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Join actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh as she gives a hilarious and uplifting talk around her debut book How To Be A Bawse. Lilly will share her wisdom and hard-learned life lessons to show how you too can fight for success, happiness and everything else you want in life.

Sat 15 Apr

£16.99 (including book and poster) / 0121 633 4353

The Humble Family Interviews Launch

We are very excited to invite you to a very special event. Nigel Hutchinson will be joining us to celebrate the launch of his collection, The Humble Family Interviews. He will be joined by two special guests: Jan Fortune, Cinnamon Press founding editor, who will be reading from her new novel, The End Of The…

Impact Hub Birmingham: The Hate U Give With Angie Thomas

Art Against the Grain with Walker Books brings one of the new and rising voices of Black America. Curated by Impact Hub Birmingham member Aliyah Hasinah, this event brings an exciting new voice from across the pond to Birmingham. Angie Thomas is a powerful emerging voice in Young Adult fiction. She was born, raised…

Laini Taylor

Best selling author Laini Taylor introduces her new novel Strange The Dreamer.

Tue 11 Apr

Meet Dan Hardy

Former UFC fighter and now analyst Dan Hardy signs copies of his autobiography, Part Reptile.

Thu 30 Mar

Free / 0121 633 4353

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 11 Apr

Rms Titanic: Made In The Midlands

We are incredibly excited to invite you to an evening with Andrew Lound discussing his new book, RMS Titanic: Made in the Midlands. When one thinks of the building and fitting out of Titanic, it is not the Midlands that immediately comes to mind. Although the ship was built in Belfast, registered in Liverpool and…

Robin Hobb Signing

We are incredibly excited to have the incredible Robin Hobb in store with us to sign copies of her new novel, Assassin's Fate. Prince FitzChivalry Farseer’s daughter Bee was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in…

The Song Rising With Samantha Shannon

We are incredibly excited to have the wonderful Samantha Shannon in store with us to celebrate the launch of the hotly anticipated third book in the Bone Season series, The Song Rising. *"Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over…

Sat 1 Apr

£3 Redeemable against book / 0121 633 4353

Toddler Morning!

Join us for a fun morning of stories and play with our resident storyteller, Gavin Young. Toddlers get a free squash or babycino! No need to book, just come and join us on the third floor.

Wed 29 Mar

Toddler Morning.

Join us for a fun morning of stories and play with our resident storyteller, Gavin Young. Toddlers get a free squash or babycino! No need to book, just come and join us on the third floor

Toddler Morning!

Join us for a fun morning of stories and play with our resident storyteller, Gavin Young. Toddlers get a free squash or babycino! No need to book, just come and join us on the third floor

Wed 12 Apr

War Of The Foils At The Ya Bookclub

Join us for our monthly YA Book Club right here in Waterstones Birmingham - the home of YA! This month we have something a little different. We will be reading not one but TWO books and discussing them both at the meeting. The books this month are: Sea by Sarah Driver Ink by Alice Broadway Another Book Bites the…

Waterstones On The Mic

Join us for our always exciting open mic night! You are welcome to perform or turn up and watch. This evening, hosted by Gavin Young, is always lots of fun so bring your friends to watch you perform! Sign ups are first come, first served and are from 5.30pm. Arrive early to snag a slot as there is no advance booking…

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…

Winnie And Wilbur Activity Day!

To celebrate the launch of the brand new play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (31st March- 22nd April), we are hosting a Winnie and Wilbur activity day! We will have a great range of activities including colouring, wordsearches and some great creative activities, as well as readings from the books! And, if you are…

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