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The Best Gifts from the Wizarding World

There’s nothing like the magic of Christmas at Hogwarts and here at Waterstones you can lose yourself in the Wizarding World with a host of treats. Discover J.K. Rowling's latest spellbinding screenplay, take home your own Fantastic Beasts with our Nifflers, Baby Nifflers and Bowtruckles, build your own Hogwarts Express with one of our LEGO® or test your spellcraft with Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit. 

Perfect gifts, whatever your wizarding level.

Return To The Wizarding World

Return To The Wizarding World

Posted on 26th Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell

J.K. Rowling's screen-writing debut, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, will be published the day after the film's release and is available to pre-order now.

Victoria Walters: ten books that inspired me

Victoria Walters: ten books that inspired me

Posted on 8th Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell & Victoria Walters

Victoria Walters, a bookseller and author, shares the ten books that made her want to become an author.

Five things we loved this week

Five things we loved this week

Posted on 12th Feb, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Our literary round-up of the last seven days

Brand new Harry Potter book announced

The eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I and II, will be released this Summer. Not only that, it is a play.

Five Things We Loved This Week

Five Things We Loved This Week

Posted on 8th Jan, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Our literary round up of the last seven days.

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 Things We Loved This Week

Five Things We Loved This Week

Posted on 18th Sep, 2015 by Sally Campbell

Our literary round up of the last seven days

Imaginary books we'd really like to read

Because sometimes the books that already exist aren't enough

Why We Love Fantasy (and Always Will)

Why We Love Fantasy (and Always Will)

Posted on 4th May, 2015 by Reece Dinn

Bookseller Reece Dinn from our Liverpool One shop shares his thoughts on the enduring love for fantasy novels.

That's Not My Mum!

That's Not My Mum!

Posted on 9th Mar, 2017 by Martha Greengrass

Bookseller Martha Greengrass has a wonderful mother so, she wonders, why do mums in children’s books often get such a bad rap?

World Book Day 2015 Gallery

World Book Day 2015 Gallery

Posted on 5th Mar, 2015 by Rob Chilver

Happy World Book Day! Up and down the country our booksellers and customers have been dressing up as their literary characters. Here's a gallery of our favourites so far.