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Weekend Reads: Midnights by Rainbow Rowell

Our weekend read takes a festive turn in Midnights - a short story by Rainbow Rowell, from a collection My True Love Gave To Me. You can tell us what you think in the comments below or on Twitter using #WeekendReads.  

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In conversation: The Art of John Alvin

John Alvin's movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films to The Goonies, ET, Jurassic Park and Star Wars. Matthew O'Donoghue caught up with Andrea Alvin to discuss John's iconic movie art and the stunning new collection, The Art of John AlvinRead more

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James Rice: Writer, Bookseller

With just 28 days to go before the publication of his first novel, Alice and the Fly, our resident debut author James Rice shares his journey from Waterstones Bookseller to published author. We're so proud!   Read more

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#WednesdayStory: Matt Haig

Trains, drugs and a mysterious woman feature in this week's #WednesdayStory, started by The Human's author Matt Haig and finished by our lovely Twitter followers. Here's what you came up with: Read more

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Read The Zimzum of Love

Kristen Bell and Rob Bell explain the meaning of the 'zimzum' of marriage in pictures, in this extract from their book, The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage.

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In conversation: Takashi Hiraide

Our Gower Street Bookshop Manager, Alison Belshaw, caught up with Japanese author Takashi Hiraide to discuss his work, his intriguing fragmentary writing style and what we lost in the English translation of The Guest Cat. Read more




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The Hobbit: judging a book from its cover?

As we get ready for the final instalment in The Hobbit movie trilogy, we’ve decided to look at the evolution of The Hobbit covers, from the original facsimile edition to newly illustrated editions and film adaptations. Laura Di Giuseppe, J.R.R. Tolkien Brand Manager at HarperCollins Publishers has picked her favourite The Hobbit cover. Which one is yours? Read more

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Middle Class Problems

Benjamin Lee, author of Middle Class Problems, highlights the horrors of playing croquet with our family and when Waitrose run out of lemongrass. Read more

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#WednesdayStory: James Dawson

Pills, mechanical bears and bone keys feature in this week's Wednesday Story, started by Queen of Teen James Dawson and finished by our Twitter authors. Here's what you came up with. Read more


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Read an extract from Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Do you fancy reading an extract from Amy Poehler's hilarious new book, Yes Please? Erm, yes please! From the parks of Pawnee to the limelight of the Golden Globes stage, it's fair to say Amy Poehler is one of the funniest writers around. In this extract, Amy bares her soul with a teenage poem, relives her first moment on stage and describes how she fell in love with improv. Read more