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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Posted on 28th Jun, 2016 by Sally Campbell

The Muse, Jessie Burton’s first novel since her record-breaking 2014 debut The Miniaturist is published later this week. Ahead of its publication on the 30th June, Martha Greengrass caught up with the author and discussed the book’s genesis

Book Club: The Miniaturist

Book Club: The Miniaturist

Posted on 25th Jan, 2015 by Jessie Burton & Leilah Skelton

We're delighted to be (re-)reading Jessie Burton's stunning debut novel, The Miniaturist, as our Waterstones Book Club choice this week. Read our bookseller's review and find out where Jessie drew her inspiration from.

Our Spring Book Club

Our Spring Book Club

Posted on 4th Jan, 2015 by Rob Chilver

We're delighted to share with you our latest Waterstones Book Club selection this Spring.

Jessie Burton: My Year

Jessie Burton: My Year

Posted on 31st Dec, 2014 by Jessie Burton

As we bid a fond farewell to another year, Jessie Burton, author of our stunning Waterstones Book of the Year The Miniaturist, reflects on her life-changing year, the success of failing and the power of reading.  

Review of the Year 2014: Part Three

Review of the Year 2014: Part Three

Posted on 31st Dec, 2014 by Waterstones

In the third part of our round-up of the year, we take a look at the highlights from September through to December and prepare to turn the page on an excellent 2014. Here’s to leaping into the unknown and dusting off our bookshelves for a new year of brilliant books.

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

Posted on 27th Dec, 2014 by Waterstones

In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014.

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year's Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists were announced today - and we're here to guide you through them.

Authors' Books of the Year 2014

We asked some of our favourite writers - including Karen Joy Fowler, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Susan Hill and Helen Macdonald - to tell us what books they've most loved reading this year.

A tale of two book covers

Did you know that American book covers are often completely different than the UK's versions? Amanda Stevenson compares and contrasts some of the most obviously distinct, and explains why there's a difference in the first place.

Books you love: 30th June – 7th July

We have well over 100,000 reviews on Waterstones.com, and we value each and every one of them. So much so, that we have decided to reward the best review we receive each week.

Books you love: 23 June – 29 June

We have well over 100,000 reviews on Waterstones.com, and we value each and every one of them. So much so, that we have decided to reward the best review we receive each week.

Fiction Book of the Month: The Miniaturist

Read the opening pages of our Fiction Book of the Month for July, Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist.