Welcome to
Piccadilly

Waterstones Piccadilly is situated in the heart of London's West End. Now Europe's largest bookshop, it was once home to the renowned department store Simpson's; an admired landmark of London's architecture, and the inspiration for the much-loved television programme 'Are You Being Served'.

Waterstones Piccadilly opened its doors in September 1999 and has eight floors open to the public, six of which are dedicated to books. With 150,000 titles in stock and over eight and a half miles of shelving, you should be able to locate just what you are looking for, and if help is needed our expert booksellers are always on hand.

We offer an extensive account service to all corporate organisations, businesses, schools and universities. Services offered include speed ordering, stock picks, free UK delivery, dedicated accounts team, special events, same day delivery and payment by invoices. Please contact us at: accounts@piccadilly.watertones.com.

We have a dedicated events space that has hosted authors from Germaine Greer to Jasper Fforde and Eoin Colfer to Axel Scheffler and the Gruffalo. In the last few years we have hosted signings for President Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney, David Beckham, Little Britain, and Hillary Clinton. To find out who will be coming in over the next month please see our events.

Whether you want to meet your favourite author, browse for the perfect book or enjoy a cocktail in the 5th View bar.

We hope to see you soon.

Address:

Waterstones, 203 - 206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD

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Events this month

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Meet Father Christmas!
Father Christmas

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Father Christmas is coming to Piccadilly! Join him and his elves for story time, fun and festive jolliness in the children's department. Pose for photos with our (almost) real reindeer, then make a wish and add it to Rudolph's antlers. Story Time with Father Christmas on the hour from 11am - 3pm in the children's department. Father Christmas will be here to meet our young visitors until 4pm Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 29th

Further details: 02078512400


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Meet Father Christmas!
Father Christmas

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Father Christmas is coming to Piccadilly! Join him and his elves for story time, fun and festive jolliness in the children's department. Pose for photos with our (almost) real reindeer, then make a wish and add it to Rudolph's antlers. Story Time with Father Christmas on the hour from 11am - 3pm in the children's department. Father Christmas will be here to meet our young visitors until 4pm Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 29th

Further details: 02078512400


An evening with The Bletchley Girls and
Tessa Dunlop
The Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss: The Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Thursday, 8 January 2015, 7:00PM
This event is free but please reserve your place by email: piccadilly@waterstones.com

In her new book, The Bletchley Girls, historian Tessa Dunlop unveils not only that most secret of wartime institutions Bletchley Park, but interviews fifteen of the women who worked there and whose lives were transformed by the experience. These are life-stories of national importance. We are thrilled to announce that tonight, marking the publication of The Bletchley Girls, Tessa will be in conversation with some of those women here at Waterstones Piccadilly – celebrating their lives as we look towards the 70th anniversary of VE Day. All welcome.

Further details: 0207 851 2400


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Jung and Literature: Short Stories - Eudora Welty's No Place for You, My Love

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Tickets are £5 - to book please visit http://www.thesap.org.uk/events/jung-literature-series

The reading for this inaugural monthly short story discussion group presented by The Society of Analytical Psychology is Eudora Welby’s “No Place for You, My Love” from The Granta Book of the American Story. Participants are asked to read the story prior to the session. Dr Coline Covington will lead the discussion, using the text as a springboard for conversation and questions, responses and ideas to navigate the challenges of the work. There is no expectation of previous study of the story, or in the academic tradition.

Further details: 0207 851 2400


Piccadilly introduces...
Chris Pavone
The Accident

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 7:00PM
This event is free, but please reserve your place by email: piccadilly@waterstones.com

In conjunction with Waterstones Book Club, Piccadilly celebrates New York-based thriller-writer Chris Pavone. Edgar Award-winning author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller The Expats, his second novel is set within the international cross-currents of publishing, politics and espionage. Rarely in the UK, this is a unique opportunity to meet Chris who will be reading and discussing The Accident, newly in paperback, in conversation with Jake Kerridge. All welcome.

Further details: 0207 851 2400


Buildings of the 1930s with the C20 Society plus a guided tour of the Simpson Building
100 Buildings, 100 Years

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 6:30PM
This event is free but please reserve your place by email piccadilly@waterstones.com

The Simpson Building, now home to Waterstones Piccadilly, represents 1936 in 100 Buildings 100 Years, a new book by C20 Society. We are celebrating with an illustrated talk by Susannah Charlton and Catherine Croft on the streamlined and sophisticated architecture of the 1930s - after which Catherine will also be leading a guided tour of the Simpson Building! All welcome!

Further details: 0207 851 2400


Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” – performed by Sarah Blake
A Room of One's Own

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Thursday, 22 January 2015, 7:00PM
This event is free - to reserve your seat please email cabinetsofcuriosity@talktalk.net

Celebrating Virginia Woolf’s birthday (25th January) we invite you to Sarah Blake’s extraordinary performance: A Room of One’s Own. Taking us back to the 1928 lecture that forms the basis of the published book, Sarah re-embodies Woolf’s passion, argument and inspiration: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write…”. For further details and an interview with Sarah, please visit www.cabinets-of-curiosity.co.uk. All welcome.

Further details: 0207 851 2400


An Evening with Peter May
Peter May
Runaway

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:30PM
Tickets £5/£3 Waterstones Cardholders available in store, via 02078512400 or email Piccadilly@waterstones.com

Join us for a thrilling evening with the award winning Sunday Times bestselling crime novelist, Peter May. He will be speaking about his new novel 'Runaway.' 'Runaway' is a novel but was inspired by events in Peter’s life when he ran away from home in Glasgow as a teenager in the late 60's to head to the bright lights of London intending to set up a band. But things didn't quite go as planned. Come along to the evening to find out more!

Further details: 02078512400


Sherlock Holmes Curator Talk and Q&A with Alex Werner
Alex Werner
Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 6:30PM
Tickets are £5 or £3 for Waterstones card holders. Tickets are avaliable to book via email: piccadilly@waterstones.com, phone 0207851240, or in store.

Join the curator of the Museum of London’s critically-acclaimed Sherlock Holmes exhibition for an evening delving into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective. This illustrated talk will examine Sherlock Holmes’ unusual character traits and how Conan Doyle’s stories have shaped our perceptions of London. Waterstones card holders can enjoy 2 for 1 entry to Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die at the Museum of London until 12 April 2015.

Further details: 02078512400


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An Evening with Den Patrick
Den Patrick

WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
Thursday, 29 January 2015, 6:30PM
Tickets are £5 or £3 for Waterstones card holders. Tickets are avaliable to book via email: piccadilly@waterstones.com, phone 0207851240, or in store.

Join us at Waterstones Piccadilly as we delve in to the imaginary world of Landfall! Den Patrick established himself as a favourite in the fantasy genre with his rich style and flawed characters. His novel The Boy with the Porcelain Blade showed its readers an original and beautifully imagined world. Join us as Patrick discusses the second in this series, The Boy Who Wept Blood. Every bit as stylish, witty, and dark as its predecessor, the novel, and this discussion, are not to be missed!

Further details: 0207851240