Visiting ‘Trash’

With the film arriving in cinemas this weekend, Andy Mulligan describes visiting the film set for the adaptation of his novel Trash. Read more

#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 below, or on twitter using #WeekendReads. Read more

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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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
Read The Ice Dragon

Read The Ice Dragon

Today, George R. R. Martin's enchanting tale - The Ice Dragon - hits the shelves. Lavishly illustrated by artist Luis Royo, The Ice Dragon tells the captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. Read the opening chapter here. Read more
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Costa Book Awards Shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2014 Costa Book Awards have been announced, including Man-Booker Prize shortlisted novels and the Samuel Johnson Prize winner. It's going to be a tough one for the judges this year. Here's the category shortlists. Read more
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Designing Oksa Pollock

With the Oksa Pollock series a European sensation, designer Tom Sanderson reveals how he went about creating a look for the UK covers which captured the excitement of the stories. Read more
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Book Clinic: Books to make your toes curl

Want to get in the mood for Halloween? Are the ghosts and ghouls queuing up outside your front door? This is the perfect time of year to keep your younger readers entertained with some witchy goings on or send a chill down an older child’s spine with a creepy tale or two… Read more