movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films to The Goonies
, 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 Alvin
. Read more
Birthdays, bears and BBC adaptations feature in this week's books quiz. Test your knowledge of the book news here...
This week our Booksellers reveal which books were their personal favourites in 2014...
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.
With the film The Theory of Everything
arriving in cinemas shortly, Jane Hawking
recalls first meeting Stephen Hawking. Read more
As the weather turns colder, Susan Hill
discusses the effect winter can have on your reading habits and tackling difficult books. Read more
and Phil Norman
conclude their look at the history of sweets through their wrappers. Read more
With these delicious biscuits from Martha Swift
of the Primrose Bakery, it's never too soon to get into the Christmas spirit. They make wonderful stocking-fillers too...
Those of you with a sweet tooth will enjoy this as Steve Berry
and Phil Norman
explore the history of sweets through their wrappers. Read more
Pooh, Postboxes and Prizes feature in this week's books quiz. Test your knowledge of the book news here...
, author of Middle Class Problems
, highlights the horrors of playing croquet with our family and when Waitrose run out of lemongrass. Read more
We asked our booksellers to highlight the books that are most requested by our customers. Read more
With the launch of their parody The Very Hungover Caterpillar Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees share their tips for surviving the Christmas Party season. Read more
on the stunning views from the International Space Station in his introduction from You are Here: Around The World in 92 Minutes
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
As Christmas draws ever closer, poet John Fuller
sets us a puzzle perfect for the big day. Read more
shares a delicious centre-piece dish you can prepare ahead of time for your festive feast.
Presidents, PD James and Prizes in this week's books quiz.
Manager of Waterstones Minecraft, Steve Minesalot, has been in the role for nine months now and, despite the odd spider infestation, he's going great. Today, he updates us with Minecraft Blockopedia
, author of The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
, looks at how Fermat's Theorem makes a surprising appearance in The Simpsons
. Read more
Booksellers look back on their favourite authors from the past year.
Candy sweet on the outside, green (with envy) on the inside; one slight quirk of chemistry and this recipe is transformed. This is a cake that is capable of so much more than it seems. Read more
Everyone loves a Christmas carol - in the end, even Scrooge. But how much do you
know about the meanings behind them?
What are the true meanings behind our favourite Christmas carols? Where did they originate? Luckily, Christmas Carols
author Andrew Gant
is on hand to tell us more about the history of one of our most beloved Christmas carols, Ding Dong! Merrily on High