Over the next four weeks, we're looking at our highlights of 2013, starting with the first three months of the year... Read more
Waterstones eleven début authors make up half the Costa First Novel Award shortlist whilst Samuel Johnson Prize winner Lucy Hughes-Hallett attempts to do the double in the Biography category... Read more
The Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 shortlists have been announced - and the race is on for victory across the ten categories... Read more
One of the best things about having real bookshops is that you can meet people there. Not just other book lovers, and booksellers full of advice to help you choose your next book, but authors. Our events teams across the country strive to bring you closer to your favourite writers, and here Steven Cooper from our national events team, looks back at some highlights from February, as well as giving a preview of some exciting happenings coming up this month... Read more
With Mother's Day coming up next Sunday - don't say we didn't remind you - Cara Fielder pulls together her top ten suggestions for the perfect book treat for your mum. And this being Cara, you can be sure this is not your ordinary selection...
Our Book of the Month for February is Instructions For A Heatwave, by Maggie O'Farrell. Read more
The first novel from award-winning short-story writer Claire King is the beautiful The Night Rainbow, which has already won praise from Maggie O'Farrell, who called it "moving, gripping, elegant and spare". Writing exclusively for Waterstones.com/blog, she tells how a real life incident influenced her decision to write from a child's perspective... Read more
As snippets of information are being released on new novels from Helen Fielding, James Salter and Dan Brown, it looks like it is going to be a storming year for the world of books. One bit of news that has got Cara Fielder really excited is the 2013 list from brand new Headline Books imprint, Tinder Press. The team that brought you The Snow Child and When God Was A Rabbit are now on a mission to bring you some of the most beautiful stories ever written. Here's a sneak peak at their first five releases: Read more