Waterstones book signings for January!

Tomorrow is the first day of 2015. So a new year brings a new month, and a new month brings a new list of author book signings and events courtesy of Waterstones! So here’s our list for this month that we think you might enjoy!


Saturday 3rd January 2015

9781444769517Meet Mandasue Heller

Waterstones Stockport Mersey

Waterstones are delighted to welcome the crime author for a signing of her new novel.

Thursday 8th January

9781444795714An evening with The Bletchley Girls and Tessa Dunlop.
The Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss.

Waterstones Piccadilly.

This event is free but reserve your place at piccadilly@waterstones.com

Waterstones 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.

9781910200322#whatisnormal: engendering the YA novel with… Lisa Williamson
The Art of being Normal

Waterstones Hampstead
Tickets are £3/5 with a glass of wine provided!

Lisa Williamson’s startling debut is already set to be one of the most acclaimed and controversial works of young adult fiction in 2015. You are warmly invited come and celebrate the launch of ‘The Art of Being Normal’ where the author will discuss her bold and compelling exploration of sexuality and gender identity. Call the store to book.

Friday 9th January

9781408836453The Bone Season Bookclub

Waterstones Birmingham High Street

Join the store in their bookclub event in the run up to their Samantha Shannon event in February! Just turn up!

Saturday 10th January

9780956906137Meet John Challis
Reggie: In the frame

Waterstones Plymouth Drakecir

John Challis will be in store to sign copies of his works!

Sunday 11th January

9781626920798Manga Bazaar 9!
No Game, No Life: Volume 1

Waterstones Trafford Centre
£4 in advance or £6 on the door. Tickets available in store or via telephone.

Waterstones description: Welcome one and welcome all to the famous Manga Bazaar on its highly successful 9th go!! Events run from 7pm – 9.30pm including cosplay and fanart competitions, pub style manga themed quiz, all new Wii Mario Kart tournament and many more!

Tuesday 13th January

9780007494606Book Launch
Stuart MacBride – The Missing and the Dead

The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
Tickets £5 and available at www.theboxaberdeen.com

Aberdeen’s own Stuart MacBride returns with his 9th Logan McRae novel. Hear him discuss The Missing and the Dead at this exclusive, pre-publication launch. Stuart has several events this month and you can see if there is one near you on the Waterstones events page (Link supplied at the bottom of our post!)

Wednesday 14th January

9780593072431An Evening with Tess Gerritsen, Paula Hawkins
Die Again – Rizzoli & Isles 11

Waterstones Manchester Deansg
Tickets are £5 or £3 to loyalty cardholders

Tess will be discussing her career and new book Die Again as well as answering any questions you may have and signing copies of her books. Tess will be joined by Paula Hawkins who will read from her hotly tipped debut novel called The Girl on the Train; one to watch out for.

Thursday 15th January

9780141502502Thursday Storytime!
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Waterstones Orpington

One for the kids! It’s story time!

9781471139307Lucy Ribchester
The Hourglass Factory

Waterstones Edinburgh West EN
Free tickets available from the store.

Join the store for the launch of ‘The Hourglass Factory’ by Lucy Ribchester. A tale of tricks, society columnists, corset fetishists, suffragettes and circus freaks set in London, 1912.

Friday 16th January

9781907773174Curious Tales: Poor Souls Light. Alison Moore, Richard Hirst, Emma Jane Unsworth
The Lighthouse

Waterstones Nottingham Bridle
Tickets are £3 and available from the store.

Waterstones 2nd annual Curious Tales night with 3 critically acclaimed authors and led by the Man-Booker Shortlisted local star, Alison Moore. Join us for wine, nibbles and spooky ghost stories to make those long winter nights even more chilling! Places are limited so call now to reserve your ticket!

Monday 19th January

9781780874555An evening with Peter May

Primavera Bistro
The event is free!

Best-selling author Peter May returns to The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss his latest book, Runaway, in a free event organised by Waterstones at Primavera Bistro.

Tuesday 20th January

9780571298945Piccadilly Introduces… Chris Pavone
The Accident

Waterstones Piccadilly
This event is free but please reserve your place by emailing 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. In a rare UK appearance, this is one not to miss!

Thursday 22nd January

9780099555162An Evening with Tore Renberg, Karl Ove Knausgard
A Death in the Family: My Struggle – Knausgard Book 1

Waterstones Manchester Deansg
Tickets are £6 or £3 to loyalty card holders.

Manchester Literature Festival and Waterstones Manchester Deansgate present an evening with two of Norway’s finest literary talents Karl Ove Knausgaard and Tore Renberg discussing their love of literature and music.

Saturday 24th January

9781408705599Meet Chris Brookmyre
Dead Girl Walking

Waterstones Braehead

The author be signing copies of his new book in store. Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Call the store and they’ll reserve a signed copy for you!

Wednesday 28th January

9780091958725Sherlock Holmes Curator Talk and Q&A with Alex Werner
Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die

Waterstones Piccadilly
Tickets are £5 or £3 for cardholders. Tickets are bookable via email (piccadilly@waterstones.com) or telephone 0207851240 or also 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. In addition, 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.

Thursday 29th January

9781781082850Meet Gareth L. Powell
Macaque Attack – Ack Ack Macaque 3

Waterstones Liverpool One
Tickets are £3 or £2 to card holders.

Gareth L.Powell wowed the world of sci-fi with his debut novel Ack Ack Macaque, whose central character is a cynical cigar chomping, machine gun toting chimpanzee, who in 1944 is sent to help Britain fight the German ninjas parachuting into Kent. Join the author who will be reading and discussing his book!

9781444790108Q&A Signing with James Rice
Alice and the Fly

Waterstones Birmingham High Street
Free event

An incredible opportunity to meet a debut author whose novel, Alice and The Fly, is set to become one of the most talked about books of 2015. Mark our words, James Rice is a name to watch! Free event, ask a bookseller or tweet @yabirmingham @waterstonesbham to reserve seats.

Saturday 31st January

9781783082193Meet British Filmmaker and Novelist, Richard Woolley

Waterstones York 15

Richard Woolley is a British filmmaker, whose films received recognition in the 70s and 80s. Waterstones welcome him to sign copies of his new novel, Sekabo – a thriller set in England in the future (2097) and recent past (1990).

These are just a selection of what you can find on the Waterstones events page. If you attend any talks or signings, be sure to share your experiences with us!


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