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82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
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Bitch Lit Book Club: The Awakening By Kate Chopin

BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to seminal feminist texts and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, cheese and irreverent, fun discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes and Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris. Our book for August 3rd is ***The Awakening***by Kate Chopin. First published in 1899…

Thu 3 Aug

£5 / 020 7636 1577

Forgotten Fiction #2: The Surrealists

Forgotten Fiction is a new bi-monthly reading group where we will go in search of lost literary gems from the 20th Century. Each session will be curated around a specific theme and will feature two novels carefully chosen to provide the basis for our discussion. You can choose to read one/both/neither of the books OR you…

Wed 26 Jul

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

Gower Street Presents…lina Meruane

Gower Street Presents *is a new strand of events dedicated to championing the most exciting new literary fiction. Expect * off-beat, original and – as always – unashamedly feminist writing. Lina Meruane *is widely considered to be one of the best contemporary * Chilean novelists, part of a new generation of writers to…

Thu 31 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Gower Street Presents…. Meena Kandasamy

Gower Street Presents *is a new strand of events dedicated to championing the most exciting new literary fiction. Expect * off-beat, original and – as always – unashamedly feminist writing. Meena Kandasamy is widely recognised as one of India’s boldest young writers; her debut novel ***The Gyspy Goddess***was longlisted…

Fri 4 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

How To Survive Your Twenties: Daisy Buchanan, Emily Morris, Lucy Vine & Lauren Berry

*Have you ever felt lost, anxious, panicky about adulthood? Have you ever spent a hungover Sunday crying into a bowl of cereal? Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt nothing but green-eyed jealousy and evil thoughts? * Join Daisy Buchanan (***How to be a Grown Up***), Emily Morris *(***My Shitty…

Wed 30 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom In British Thrillers From Casino Royale To The Eagle Has Landed

Join award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley and Telegraph crime and thriller critic Jake Kerridge, as they explore the history of British thrillers fromthe austere 1950s through the boom time of the Swinging Sixties and early 1970s. When Ian Fleming dismissed his books in a 1956 letter to Raymond Chandler as straight…

Tue 22 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Modern Calligraphy Workshop With Quill London's Lucy Edmonds

We are delighted to offer a 2 hour workshop with Quill London founder Lucy Edmonds. Whether you're a bride-to-be, a type-lover or you just want to learn a new creative skill, this Modern Calligraphy workshop is the perfect thing. First you'll work on basic exercises, working up to letter forms and by the end of the class…

Mon 24 Jul

£40 including book, £50 including book & calligraphy kit / 020 7636 1577

No Filter: An Evening With Grace Victory

Join award-winning vlogger, TV presenter and body-positive internet queen *Grace Victory * for an evening of fun, honest, hilarious conversation, followed by a book signing. Grace will be talking to blogger, writer and host of Hello Friend *podcast, * Bethany Rutter about ***No Filter*: *An Uncensored Guide to Life***…

Thu 17 Aug

£15 (includes a copy of No Filter & a glass of wine) / 020 7636 1577

Short Stories: How Much Can The Heart Hold

Waterstones Gower Street and Sceptre present an evening of short stories to celebrate the paperback release of ***How Much Can the Heart Hold***, with readings from the Sceptre Loves Short Story Competition by shortlisted writers, including winner Phoebe Roy. The evening will be chaired by Sceptre editor, * Emma Herdman…

Thu 10 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Somebody's Story: Emma Ballantine Live @ Waterstones

Singer songwriter Emma Ballantine launched her new EP Somebody’s Story on 9th April, reaching no. 1 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and performing a sold out show at The Green Note in Camden. Due to demand, Emma is adding a second date to her launch campaign, returning to returning to the bookshop where she first…

Thu 27 Jul

£8–£12 / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: Charles Cumming On The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

As we eagerly await the release of John Le Carré ’s new novel ***A Legacy of Spies***, Waterstones Gower Street celebrates some of his best-known and most iconic thrillers with a series of Rereading Le Carré evenings, featuring some of the best writers of modern spy fiction. On September 5th, Charles Cumming * will be…

Tue 5 Sep

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: Classic Spy Fiction Book Club #3

Waterstones Gower Street presents Summer of Spies: join us in July and August as we celebrate the very best spy fiction with with quizzes, cocktail parties, book clubs and much more! Throughout SUMMER OF SPIES, *Telegraph *crime "> For our book club on August 15th, we will be discussing Elizabeth Bowen’s 1948…

Tue 15 Aug

£3 / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: Classic Spy Fiction Book Club #4

Waterstones Gower Street presents Summer of Spies: join us in July and August as we celebrate the very best spy fiction with with quizzes, cocktail parties, book clubs and much more! Throughout SUMMER OF SPIES, Telegraph *crime ">Jake Kerridge, will be hosting a * CLASSIC SPY FICTION BOOK CLUB *in store. Join us for…

Tue 29 Aug

£3 / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: Mick Herron On Absolute Friends

As we eagerly await the release of John Le Carré ’s new novel ***A Legacy of Spies***, Waterstones Gower Street celebrates some of his best-known and most iconic thrillers with a series of Rereading Le Carré evenings, featuring some of the best writers of modern spy fiction. On August 8th ****Mick Herron, author of the…

Tue 8 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: Nicholas Searle On Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

As we eagerly await the release of John Le Carré ’s new novel ***A Legacy of Spies***, Waterstones Gower Street *celebrates some of his best-known and most iconic thrillers with a series of * Rereading Le Carré evenings, featuring some of the best writers of modern spy fiction. For our first Rereading Le Carré event on…

Tue 25 Jul

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: Quiz Night

Waterstones Gower Street presents Summer of Spies: join us in July, August and September as we celebrate the very best spy fiction with with cocktail parties, book clubs and much more! From classic spy fiction questions to Bond movie trivia, and GCHQ brainteasers to test whether you are MI6 material, join us for a…

Tue 1 Aug

£3 / 020 7636 1577

Summer Of Spies: The Real Men Of Espionage

Waterstones Gower Street presents Summer of Spies: join us in July and August as we celebrate the very best spy fiction with with quizzes, cocktail parties, book clubs and much more! Join biographers Henry Hemming (M: Maxwell Knight: England’s Greatest Spymaster***) and Adam Sisman (***Le Carré: The Biography***) in…

Wed 9 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

Tania Hershman And Guests Present: A Glorious Cross-Genre Celebration - From Poetry To Fiction To Non-Fiction

Joining Tania Hershman to launch her two new books - Terms & Conditions (her debut poetry collection with Nine Arches Press) and Some Of Us Glow More Than Others (her third, science-inspired, short story collection with Unthank Books) - are novelist and nature writer Melissa Harrison, poet Jacqueline Saphra, and short…

Mon 31 Jul

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Writing True Sex: Monique Roffey And Leone Ross In Conversation With Bidisha

Too often sex is equated with pornography and too often writers shy away from the subject of sex and leave their readers at the bedroom door. Writing 'true sex’, the sex we actually have in life, is often lacking in fiction, the sex which can be anything from blissful and connected to the divine and painful, even…

Wed 2 Aug

£6 (standard) includes wine and is redeemable against books purchased / 020 7636 1577

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