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Wild

With the release of Reese Witherspoon's new film in cinemas today, we bring you this extract from the book that inspired the film, Wild by Cheryl …

It’s Man V Fat

Andrew Shanahan, author of Man V Fat: The Weight Loss Manual, offers up five tips for weight loss that actually work. There are currently 20.4 million …

Weight Loss

Read The Girl on the Train

We're very excited to share with you this extract from Paula Hawkins's enthralling psychological thriller The Girl on the Train which hits shelves …

Andy McNab on writing the Liam Scott series

Andy McNab on writing the Liam Scott series of Young Adult books and his work inspiring others to read.We are exposed to the written word more than …

Writing

Introducing Lucy Foley and The Book of Lost and Found

For the New Year we are highlighting the best debut novels that are set to hit bookshelves over the coming months. Here Kim Young, Publisher at …

The JQ-Wingate Literary Prize Shortlist 2015

The shortlist for the JQ-Wingate Literary Prize has been announced.The JQ-Wingate Literary Prize, worth £4,000, is awarded annually to the best book – …

Literature

Visit Ridley Road

Read the opening chapters of Ridley Road by Jo Bloom and explore an interactive map of the locations featured in the book.
Hackney, East LondonFriday, …

Vidal Sassoon

"I just love this book so much, with all my heart."

Darran Stobbart, children's bookseller at Waterstones Durham, tells us why everyone should read Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal. Books are …

“I am writing this book to share the sum of a life.” Kate Gross

After a two-year battle with cancer, Kate Gross died peacefully at home on Christmas morning. Denied the chance to “bore her children and …

Gross

Book Club: Elizabeth Is Missing

Our Waterstones Book Club book of the week is the stunning debut Elizabeth Is Missing. Here's why we love it and a short story by author Emma …

Short Stories

Sprout’s BookClub, 11/01/15

A moment of reflection.Click the strip to enlargeIf you have books, authors or characters that you think should (or should not) pitch Sprout, follow …

Retirement Home

Jennifer Niven on All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places, on the emotional experience of writing and her hopes for the novel. A young writer asked me recently, …

Writing

From old to new and back again: designing the Picador Classic covers

Picador editor Sophie Jonathan and the art department at Picador Publishing explain how they approached the task of designing the stunning new …

Death in Paradise

A new series of Death in Paradise starts tonight on BBC One at 9pm. Creator and scriptwriter Robert Thorogood shares the inspiration for his TV …

Why does one write a novel?

Why write a novel? There are many varied reasons. Neel Mukherjee, author of Man Booker shortlisted novel The Lives of Others, explores why a writer …

Deliciously Ella: The Year Ahead

Ella Woodward, AKA Deliciously Ella, welcomes the new year and looks forward to the challenges of 2015. Plus, a chance to pre-order a limited edition …

Healthy Eating

Read The Missing and the Dead

Ahead of the publication of his ninth Logan McRae thriller, you can read the first chapter of Stuart MacBride's forthcoming, The Missing and the …

Sod

Costa Book Awards 2014 winners announced

Ali Smith, Emma Healey and Helen Macdonald are among this year’s Costa Book Award winners, who will go on to compete for the overall Costa Book of the …

Awards

Read Broadchurch

The Bafta award-winning drama series Broadchurch, set in a Dorset seaside resort, returns tonight at 9pm on ITV for a brand-new second series. Read …

Book Club: The door to the Hive

We kick-off the New Year with a buzzing debut for our first Book Club book of the week, The Bees. Author Laline Paull shares a touching story of …

Bees

Book Club: Read The Bees

The Bees by Laline Paull is our first Book Club book of the week this year, following the anthropomorphic tale of a worker-bee’s struggle for survival …

Flora

"No matter how much research you do, it’s the story that matters." Clare Furniss

To celebrate the publication of the paperback edition of her debut, Young Adult novelist Clare Furniss discusses her research and inspiration for The

Research

#WeekendReads: The Year of the Rat

Our Weekend Read is Clare Furniss's moving debut novel The Year of the Rat. Read the opening chapter here and tell us what you think in the comments …

Waterstones Events 2014: a gallery

As we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome an exciting new year, we look back at a thrilling year of star-studded events across our shops, in this …

Art Museums

Fiction Book of the Month: Station Eleven

A new year; a new collection of books we're excited about! Our January Fiction Book of the Month is the thrilling dystopian novel, Station Eleven by …

Non-fiction Book of the Month: Happiness by Design

We all want a little happiness in our lives and quite often it feels like everything seems to be working out for everyone else but you. Our …

Happiness

Review of the Year 2014: Part Three

In the third part of our round-up of the year, we take a look at the highlights from September through to December and prepare to turn the page on an …

Man Booker Prize

Jessie Burton: My Year

As we bid a fond farewell to another year, Jessie Burton, author of our stunning Waterstones Book of the Year The Miniaturist, reflects on her …

Waterstones

A chalking good Christmas!

Not only are our booksellers brimming with book knowledge and recommendations, they’re also a talented, witty and artistic bunch. This Christmas, our …

Christmas