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Beauty inside and out

Beauty inside and out

Posted on 25th Feb, 2016 by Anne Haas

Bookseller Anne Haas reviews two beauty titles, Sali Hughes' Pretty Honest and Grace Helbig’s Grace and Style, new to paperback.

Reviews: Glass Sword and Judged

Reviews: Glass Sword and Judged

Posted on 18th Feb, 2016 by Lucy Hounsom

Lucy Hounsom is a Waterstones bookseller and fantasy author who has reviewed two new Young Adult titles for us: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and Judged by Liz de Jager.

Comics for the Uninitiated: Crime

Comics for the Uninitiated: Crime

Posted on 3rd Feb, 2016 by Asa Wheatley

Bookseller Asa Wheatley introduces a list of five Crime Comics to those of us less familiar with Graphic Novels

The Trouble With Goats And Sheep

The Trouble With Goats And Sheep

Posted on 28th Jan, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Read our review of the accomplished, captivating and humorous debut The Trouble With Goats And Sheep by Joanna Cannon.

Tequila Mockingbird and Scone with the Wind

Tequila Mockingbird and Scone with the Wind

Posted on 20th Dec, 2015 by Emily Morgan

Bookseller Emily Morgan samples some of the treats in these two literary themed cooking titles.

Literary Side-kicks to rival Chewbacca

To mark the release of Star Wars VII, and in honour of Star Wars’ iconic duo Han Solo and Chewbacca, we thought we would have a look at some literary side-kicks.

The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Posted on 14th Dec, 2015 by Stevie Connor

Take a look at some of Jim Kay's beautiful illustrations as one of our booksellers, Stevie Connor, explains why the new Harry Potter book is such a delight for fans new and old.

Five Great Practitioners of Magic in Literature

Five Great Practitioners of Magic in Literature

Posted on 10th Dec, 2015 by Reece Dinn

Lev Grossman's The Magician's is soon to hit the small screen so bookseller Reece Dinn has compiled a list of the five best magicians in fiction.

Nowhere Men - Five Real Musicians in Fiction

Nowhere Men - Five Real Musicians in Fiction

Posted on 8th Dec, 2015 by Paul Doran

Paul Doran has chosen five of the best instances when a real-life musician wanders onto the page of a book.

Comics for the Uninitiated – Strong Female Leads

Comics for the Uninitiated – Strong Female Leads

Posted on 30th Nov, 2015 by Asa Wheatley

Continuing our Comics for the Uninitiated series, bookseller Asa Wheatley has chosen five strong female protagonists to entice you into the world of graphic novels.

In praise of Terry Pratchett

In praise of Terry Pratchett

Posted on 29th Nov, 2015 by David Washbrook

Take a trip to Terry Pratchett's Disc World with bookseller David Washbrook as he discusses The Compleat Discworld Atlas and the brilliance of the great, and now greatly-missed, science fiction author.

Friendship in Fiction

Friendship in Fiction

Posted on 26th Nov, 2015 by Michael Callanan

Elena Ferrante's A Brilliant Friend is currently shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year Award. A perfect time then to have a look at camaraderie in literature - by bookseller Michael Callanan.