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A Monster With a Badge

Comic writer and novelist M.R. Carey, author of our Book Club book of the week The Girl With All The Gifts, explains why he thinks the scariest kind of evil is the kind that comes from inside. Read more
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Authors take the #IceBucketChallenge

It's the charitable craze that's taken the internet by ice-cold storm--er, wave. Amanda Stevenson clues us in on some of the book world's finest who, among the A-list celebrities, politicians, and your Facebook feed frenzied friends, have taken the #IceBucketChallenge for ALS... Read more

The Glorious Gollancz Festival

A festival in a bookshop? Rob Chilver was amongst hundreds of book-lovers as they descended on Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday night for the first ever Gollancz Festival.  Spread over two rooms, this celebration of science-fiction and fantasy featured author readings, panels and question and answer sessions. From mooing at Neil Gaiman to a bizarre zombie wedding, there was really something for everyone. Read more
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Ultimate Writer: The rise to glory

The final battle is drawing ever closer now, and as our two survivors Neil Gaiman and Stephen King make their way towards each other though the literary universe to meet in a cosmic and terrifying clash of words, we take a look at just how they got here. Read more
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Introducing our Summer Book Club

Say it quietly - Summer is (sort of) here! What better way to celebrate than picking up a new book? Our new Book Club selection promises something for everyone - from sparkling fantasy debuts, to short stories from a Nobel laureate - and everything in between. Read more
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What we’re reading: 16th April, 2014

Our booksellers share some of their favourite books of the moment...
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Twauthors – The best authors on Twitter

It’s no surprise that authors have taken to Twitter, an almost entirely text-based medium. With Stephen King joining Twitter the other day and taking all the attention, we thought it only fair to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite authors who have been tweeting long before King decided it was time to further enrage Jonathan Franzen. And, it should go without saying, #ff. Read more

When Gaiman met Pullman…

This week Waterstones Oxford, together with the Oxford Playhouse, hosted an evening with Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, and it was incredible. Did you miss it? Then catch up with our podcast recording... Read more

Neil Gaiman discusses Fortunately, the Milk…

We took a sneak peak at Neil Gaiman's new children's book, Fortunately, the Milk... and got to ask Neil himself how a tale of one Dad's heroic mission to provide milk for his family ended up as something of a beginner's guide to theoretical physics. With dinosaurs... Read more
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The Book Clinic: Too young for teen books

In a new fortnightly feature, Isabel Popple, lead bookseller at our Truro bookshop, answers your book-based questions to help you in your search for the perfect read. This week she's looking at finding great books for advanced younger readers whilst avoiding those teen titles which might not yet be so suitable... Read more