Book Club: The Miniaturist

We're delighted to be (re-)reading Jessie Burton's stunning debut novel, The Miniaturist, as our Waterstones Book Club choice this week. Read our bookseller's review and find out where Jessie drew her inspiration from. Read more


Costa Book of the Year Nominee: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

With the overall Costa Book of the Year announced next week, we'll be looking at a different nominee each day. Next in our look at the titles vying for the Costa Book of the Year is Emma Healey's stunning debut Elizabeth Is Missing, winner of the First Novel category, and here she introduces her short story Mary. Read more


Read Wolf Hall

The BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker prize winning novel, Wolf Hall, starts tonight on BBC Two at 9pm. Read the opening chapter below for a taste of what's to come. Read more


Read The Room

On this 'Blue Monday', described as the most depressing day of the year, read an extract from The Room, a surreal, funny, and thought-provoking tale about the absurdity of office life. Read more


A Book-to-Film Production

The Golden Globes have been awarded, the Oscars and BAFTA nominations are in and we can't help but notice a lot of books have made it onto the red carpet this year. Here's a round-up of book adaptations nominated this season. Read more


Book Club: The Accident

This week our Waterstones Book Club choice is the thrilling book-within-a-book, The Accident. Here's why we chose it and an interview with the author, Chris Pavone. Read more



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 Strayed. Read more

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. Read more


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 today. Have a read of the first chapter below and find out why everyone's talking about it. Read more


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. Read more