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We host thousands of events every year at Waterstones, from high-profile celebrity signings at our flagship bookshop in Piccadilly, to local author signings, question-and-answer sessions, panel discussions, and children's storytelling events and activity days.

Events listings coming soon...

We're starting a new chapter with our website and we appreciate you bearing with us whilst we improve our events listings. Come back soon to see the full list of our bookshop events and, until then, browse a selection of events below.

If you have a query about a specific event please contact the relevant bookshop and enquire with an events coordinator.

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Bookshop events coming soon...

Graeme Simsion


Graeme Simsion will be signing copies of his much-anticipated The Rosie Project sequel, The Rosie Effect.



Bath – Thursday 12th March, 6:30pm

Guildford – Monday 16th March, 7:30pm

London Piccadilly – Tuesday 17th March, 7pm


Book signings

Nottingham – Saturday 14th March, 2pm

Natsha Corrett


Healthy living chef Natasha Corrett signs copies of Honestly Healthy Cleanse and discusses the book.


Book signings

Liverpool – Tuesday 3rd March, 12:30pm



Bath – Thursday 26th February, 6:30pm

Manchester Deansgate – Tuesday 3rd March, 6:30pm

Kazuo Ishiguro


Kazuo Ishiguro will be signing copies of The Buried Giant at our flagship bookshop in London Piccadilly.


Book signings

London Piccadilly – Monday 2nd March, 6:30pm


Jo Nesbo


Bestselling Crime author Jo Nesbo will be signing copies of Blood On Snow at Waterstones bookshops.


Book signings

Leeds – Wednesday 8th April, 1pm

Gateshead – Thursday 9th April, 12.30pm

Frank Turner

Frank turner

Musician Frank Turner is touring with his rock 'n' roll memoir, The Road Beneath My Feet.



Cecil Sharp House, London – Thursday 26th March at 7pm



Book signings

Edinburgh West End – Tuesday 24th March at 12.30pm

Coventry – Wednesday 25th March at 1pm

Leeds – Saturday 28th March at 1pm

Mary Portas


'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas will be signing copies of her memoir of life and work in the 70s, Shop Girl.


Book Signings

London Piccadilly – Thursday 5th March, 1pm


Matt Haig


Novelist and journalist Matt Haig discusses his life-affirming memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive.



Birmingham New Street – Friday 6th March at 7.30pm

Glasgow Argyle Street – Thursday 10th March at 6.30pm

Manchester Deansgate – Friday 13th March at 7pm

Doncaster – Tuesday 17th March at 7pm

Leeds – Wednesday 18th March at  7pm

Preston – Thursday 19th March at 7pm

York – Monday 23rd March at 7pm

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We are now selling tickets for some of our bookshop events through the ticketing service, Ticketscript.

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Literature festivals

The Independent Bath Literature Festival

The Independent Bath Literature Festival

27th February - 8th March This year the Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a stellar line-up including Kazuo Ishiguro, with his first novel in a decade; last year's fastest selling ticket, The Sunday Times "Hot Pick for 2015" Austentatious and a host of truly great novelists, writers and comedians.

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