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82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
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Bitch Lit Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood

BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to seminal feminist texts and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, canapés and irreverent, fun discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes and Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris. Our book for June 1st is Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale.

Thu 1 Jun

£5 / 020 7636 1577

Dalloway Day 2017 - Clarissa's Party

In collaboration with the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, Gower St. Waterstones celebrates the inaugural Dalloway Day with Clarissa's Party - an evening of 1920s style and music. Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is one of her most widely read books - a modernist experiment exploring one day in the life of…

Sat 17 Jun

£10 / 020 7636 1577

The Debut Fiction Showcase: Megan Hunter, Sally Rooney And Olivia Sudjic

The Debut Fiction Showcase is a brand new quarterly event celebrating some of the best and brightest new literary talent, handpicked by our expert booksellers at Waterstones Gower Street. Join us on June 29th for gin, canapés and literary merriment as our compere, critic Anita Sethi, introduces us to some of the finest…

Thu 29 Jun

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Forgotten Fiction: Street Haunting

Forgotten Fiction is a new bi-monthly reading group where we will go in search of lost literary gems from the 20th Century. Held in our beautiful antiquarian department, 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…

Wed 31 May

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women With Otegha Uwagba

Join journalist Vicky Spratt in conversation with author and founder of Women Who Otegha Uwagba to discuss her new book ***Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women***. Described by ELLE as "a must-read guide for all creative women looking to navigate the world of work", this is the modern career guide every woman…

Wed 28 Jun

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Salman Rushdie Book Signing

We are incredibly excited to welcome Salman Rushdie *to * Waterstones Gower Street *to sign copies of ***Home***, his new title in the exciting new * Vintage Minis series. Vintage Minis celebrate essential reading by some of the world’s greatest writers on the topics that make us human. * Salman Rushdie, a…

Tue 6 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

The Short Story Salon #3: Irenosen Okojie And Courttia Newland

‘A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.’ Lorrie Moore The Short Story Salon is a new monthly event curated and chaired by Gower Street bookseller and Mslexia columnist Alice Slater. 2017 has already seen a wealth of new collections, both meaningful and…

Tue 13 Jun

£6 / 020 7636 1577

A Tree Within: An Evening With Fiona Mcintyre And Alan Wilkinson

A Tree Within showcases 35 years of the work of Fiona McIntyre and includes paintings, drawings and prints: early Cubist-inspired paintings and drawings, copies of African and Oceanic sculpture, still lifes, light paintings, the nude, landscape, architecture and her recent Arborealist paintings and drawings. We are…

Tue 30 May

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Culture: Martin Luther- Catholic Dissident

*Waterstones Gower Street welcomes UCL Festival of Culture * On the eve of All Saints Day (31 October) 1517, it is believed that German professor Dr Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg. The Theses criticised the Church and the papacy for its abuse of power, and disputed the Catholic…

Wed 7 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture: A Sense Of Belonging- Mosaics From A New Portrait Of London

*Waterstones Gower Street welcomes UCL Festival of Culture * The exhibition explores the fiercely debated and politicised question of migration from an intimate, personal perspective through artworks and stories told by migrants in London. These narratives allow the elucidation of a new portrait of London: an image…

Wed 7 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Thu 8 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Fri 9 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Sat 10 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture Book Club: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

UCL Festival of Culture Book Club is a partnership between UCL and Waterstones, and will run at lunchtime daily in Waterstones Gower Street throughout the week of the festival. We'll be talking about a different novel each day. All of our selected novels, including ***Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone***, ***On…

Sat 10 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture Book Club: On The Road By Jack Kerouac

UCL Festival of Culture Book Club is a partnership between UCL and Waterstones, and will run at lunchtime daily in Waterstones Gower Street throughout the week of the festival. We'll be talking about a different novel each day. All of our selected novels, including ***Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone***, ***On…

Thu 8 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture Book Club: Persuasion By Jane Austen

UCL Festival of Culture Book Club is a partnership between UCL and Waterstones, and will run at lunchtime daily in Waterstones Gower Street throughout the week of the festival. We'll be talking about a different novel each day. All of our selected novels, including ***Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone***, ***On…

Mon 5 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture Book Club: Picnic At Hanging Rock By Joan Lindsay

UCL Festival of Culture Book Club is a partnership between UCL and Waterstones, and will run at lunchtime daily in Waterstones Gower Street throughout the week of the festival. We'll be talking about a different novel each day. All of our selected novels, including ***Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone***, ***On…

Fri 9 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

UCL Festival of Culture Book Club is a partnership between UCL and Waterstones, and will run at lunchtime daily in Waterstones Gower Street throughout the week of the festival. We'll be talking about a different novel each day. All of our selected novels, including ***Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone***, ***On…

Wed 7 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture Book Club: Thérèse Raquin By Emile Zola

UCL Festival of Culture Book Club is a partnership between UCL and Waterstones, and will run at lunchtime daily in Waterstones Gower Street throughout the week of the festival. We'll be talking about a different novel each day. All of our selected novels, including ***Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone***, ***On…

Tue 6 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture: Homeland(S)- Real And Imagined (Interactive Installation)

*Waterstones Gower Street welcomes UCL Festival of Culture * About the project: The Homeland(s): real and imagined is a work-in-progress interactive sound and visual installation offering a unique experience of physical, emotional and intellectual engagement with themes of home and migration. Part of this project is a…

Sat 10 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture: Precarious Lives And Glorious Outlaws- Women, Identity And Debt

*Waterstones Gower Street welcomes UCL Festival of Culture * Polish writer and academic Izabela Morska ’s recent book ***Glorious Outlaws*** considers a range of financial, social, historical and cultural contexts to address the theme of debt in postcolonial fiction. Morska examines how literary characters, including…

Tue 6 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture: Queering The Museum

*Waterstones Gower Street welcomes UCL Festival of Culture * What role can museums play in challenging mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality? What would it mean to cast a queer eye over history and heritage? This panel session brings together researchers, authors and curators to reflect on recent…

Thu 8 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

Ucl Festival Of Culture: Women And Love Under Communism

*Waterstones Gower Street welcomes UCL Festival of Culture * Published to critical acclaim in early 2017 and longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Wioletta Gregg ’s ***Swallowing Mercury*** is an extraordinary coming-of-age novel which reveals the secrets and superstitions of a quiet village in communist…

Mon 5 Jun

Free / 020 7636 1577

The United States Of Resistance: The Fire Next Time By James Baldwin

THE UNITED STATES OF RESISTANCE is a monthly salon celebrating American writers who speak truth to power. Join journalist Max Liu and novelists Niven Govinden (***All the Days and Nights***) and Nadifa Mohamed (***The Orchard of Lost Souls***) to discuss ***The Fire Next Time***. First published in 1963, James Baldwin…

Wed 14 Jun

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Writing Motherhood

Debates surrounding the issue of motherhood have hounded women’s writing for decades, and despite advances in feminism, equality, maternity leave and childcare, we are still asking female writers with children how they find time to write. ***Writing Motherhood*** is a unique anthology of interviews, poems, and essays…

Fri 16 Jun

£6 / 020 7636 1577

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