Waterstones High Street

Waterstones High Street
24-26 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7SL
  • Telephone 0121 633 4353
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  • Website www.waterstones.com
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Birmingham Book Club

Our monthly book club meets in the first floor cafe and is free. Come along and discuss this months pick, The Sellout. Just read the book and come along.

Thu 22 Jun

Free / 0121 633 4353

  • 18:30

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…

Tue 4 Jul

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 11 Jul

Free / 0121 633 4353

An Evening Of Poetry With Christina Thatcher And Helen Calcutt

Christina will be reading from her debut collection,* More than you were* (Parthian Books), about losing her father to an addiction while Helen will share pieces from her highly anticipated, second book of poems, ‘Unable Mother ‘, which directly explores her experience of first-time motherhood. Shortlisted for the Bare…

Fri 14 Jul

Free / 0121 633 4353

An Evening With Alan Barry

We are joined in store by Alan Barry discussing his book, Salesman With An AK47 Alan Barry published his first book “Salesman with an AK-47” in September 2015. It is an autobiographical account of the life of a young Irish Catholic immigrant who grew up in the UK in the 1970s, during the height of the IRA (Irish…

Fri 4 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Harry Potter Celebration!

Join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate twenty years of magic with Harry Potter! We'll be embracing the Defence against the Dark Arts with Professor Quirrell over at our Colouring Station with lots of things to colour from the popular series. Wacky Witch B.B Taylor joins us once again with a menagerie of wild and…

Mon 26 Jun

Free / 0121 633 4353

How To Stop Time With Matt Haig

Join us for an exclusive evening with Matt Haig as he talks about his latest entrancing novel, How to Stop Time. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South…

Wed 12 Jul

£12.99 (Includes Book) / 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

Raspberry Pi Workshop: Facial Detection

A Whie House On Paradise Street places small camera devices around the city in locations relevant to key moments and events in the early history of photography in Birmingham. The devices have been constructed in mahogany by a master cabinetmaker to resemble the Wolcott Daguerreotype camera patented in 1840. They have then…

Thu 10 Aug

£5/ £3.50 / 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

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

Three Midlands Poets

We invite you to a night of poetry from three very talented midland poets. Nichola Deane was born in Bolton in 1973. She was educated at the Universites of St Andrew's and Manchester. In 2012, her first pamphlet My Moriarty won the Flarestack Poetry Pamphlet Prize, and was later selected as PBS Pamphlet Choice. Her…

Fri 23 Jun

Free / 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

Walking Backwards With Charlie Hill.

You are invited to the launch of a new pamphlet of stories from local writer Charlie Hill and to a celebration of short fiction in Birmingham. Joining Charlie to read from their work are the writer and blogger Yasmin Ali; Peter Haynes, who writes urban fairy tales, sci-fi and slipstream; and Hannah Swingler and Jimmy…

Thu 6 Jul

Free / 0121 633 4353

Waterstones On The Mic

Come and join our friendly open mic! Our monthly open mic night has a new home in our first floor cafe. Sign up from 5.30pm on the day if you want to perform, or turn up at 6 and listen to the wonderful acts! This is a free event hosted by Gavin Young

Wed 28 Jun

Free / 0121 633 4353

Ya Bookclub

Enjoy reading young adult fiction? Enjoy talking to people about young adult fiction? This is the group for you! Come along to our free monthly bookclub. This month we are reading Who Runs The World? by Virginia Bergin. So read the book and then join us for a dicussion. This is a free event and you do not…

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 0121 633 4353

Ya Summer Cringe Fest With Simon James Green, Beth Garrod And Stephanie Kate Strohm

Join Simon James Green (Noah Can’t Even), Beth Garrod (Super Awkward) and Stephanie Kate Strohm (It’s Not Me, It’s You) for this hilarious panel as they discuss the importance of funny books and reveal their characters’ most embarrassing moments (and a few of their own!) chaired by UKYABA award-winning blogger Chelle Toy…

Wed 9 Aug

Free / 0121 633 4353

Yuki Means Happiness With Alison Jean Lester

We are incredibly excited to invite you to celebrate the publication of Yuki Means Happiness with the author, Alison Jean Lester. She will be in conversation with Blake Woodham of Brum Radio. *Diana is a young nurse and uneasy in a new relationship when she leaves America and moves halfway around the world to Tokyo…

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 0121 633 4353

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