Waterstones Signings for February!

January was a long month wasn’t it! But here comes February and a whole new month of Waterstones book signings so lets see what’s near you! Keep an eye out for big Harry Potter celebrations!


Sunday 1st February

9780141329215Storytime – The Moomins
Waterstones Lincoln High Street

The Moomins are 70 this year! Come and join in the fun for free!

Monday 2nd February

manual_9781444795004An Evening with Deliciously Ella – Awesome Ingredients, Incredible Food That You And Your Body Will Love.
Waterstones Nottingham Bridle
Tickets are £5, £3 for cardholders and available in store.

Healthy food blogger Ella Woodward will be speaking about her new cookbook Deliciously Ella, followed by an audience Q&A.

Tuesday 3rd February

9781780746210Odysseus Abroad with Amit Chaudhuri and Deborah Levy
Waterstones Piccadilly
The event is free but please reserve your place by emailing piccadilly@waterstones.com

Come and meet celebrated author Amit Chaudhuri whose new novel Odysseus Abroad is a bold and witty contemporary reworking of Joyce and Homer set in Thatcher’s Britain.

Wednesday 4th February

9780091958909Author Visit. Brooke Davis – Lost and Found
Waterstones Lincoln High Street

Australian author and bookseller Brooke will be visiting the store on her busman’s holiday tour to promote her book. She’ll be looking forward to greeting customers and talking to them about books and being a published author. If you like a quirky book, then this is for you!

Book Launch – Michael J Malone. Beyond the Rage

9781908643704Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street

Join Waterstones for the launch of Glasgow’s newest crime thriller Beyond the Rage. Michael J. Malone will be in conversation with the lovely Caro Ramsay.

Thursday 5th February

manual_9781408855652Thursday brings an exciting day to Waterstones all over the country in celebration of Harry Potter Book Day! In events that vary in location, time and activities, it’s one to surely check out!

Come to Harry Potter Book Day, an all day drop-in event to celebrate the brilliance of the Potterverse! Open to all, this event will feature prize draws, quizzes, a Horcrux-finding scavenger hunt and the chance to dress up and have your photo taken with Harry! Visit our Diagon Alley themed children’s section on the day or ask any bookseller for more information. – Waterstones Gower Street.

Witches, Wizards and Muggles; you are cordially invited to attend our Harry Potter Book Night celebration. We will be running various activities from Thursday 5th through to Sunday 8th February and special treats are planned. Dress Code: Wizarding robes, Harry Potter fancy dress, or your best muggle attire. – Waterstones Bluewater.

Join us as we celebrate the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. Pick up a flyer in the shop for more details. At 3.30pm attend a Potions Lesson given by magical supply teacher Professor Winky Goyle. Followed by a reading of your choice! This event is aimed at 9 -11 yrs but all ages are welcome. At 7pm The Harry Potter Quiz Night – suitable for fans of all ages. Please come dressed up in your favourite Harry Potter costumes as there will be prizes for the best dressed at all these events. – Waterstones Oxford.

Come dressed as your favourite character and join us for an exciting evening, celebrating the wonder of Harry Potter! We will have a quiz, reading and refreshments. Please bring along a sleeping bag and torch and you can snuggle down to read part of your favourite book. – Waterstones Cheltenham

For more information and locations on these events, be sure to check the Waterstones Events link provided at the end of this post.

Also on Thursday…

manual_9781408857397Q&A and Signing with Samantha Shannon – The Mime Order, The Bone Season 2
Waterstones Birmingham High Street
Tickets are £3 and available in store or via telephone.

Waterstones in Birmingham are delighted to be hosting a Q&A with Samantha Shannon, author of the best selling novel The Bone Season. The much anticipated sequel, The Mime Order, see’s Paige Mahoney having escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…Samantha will sign copies of her books following the talk.

Saturday 7th February

9780349140254Meet Jonathan Smith – KBO The Churchill Secret
Waterstones Tunbridge Wells Calv Wa

Jonathan Smith will be in store signing copies of his fantastic, gripping new novel The Churchill Secret KBO.

Monday 9th February

9781857886177Meet the Author Nick Hunt – Walking the Woods and the Water: In The Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn.
Waterstones Glasgow Sauchieha
This event is free, but please call the store to reserve a place.

In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, ‘like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar’. The books he later wrote about this walk are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor’s footsteps. Come and hear how he eventually achieved this dream.

Tuesday 10th February

9781447272458An Evening with Aatish Taseer and Anita Sethi – The Way Things Were
Waterstones Piccadilly
The event is free but please email piccadilly@waterstones.com to reserve a place.

Aatish Taseer is one of today’s most arresting and important Indian authors. His new novel – an extraordinary panorama – weaves together the recent history of India, its language and ancient myth with the changing values of a new global generation.

Wednesday 11th February

9781471139307The Hourglass Factory: Corsets, Gin and Votes for Women – Lucy Ribchester
Waterstones Hampstead
Tickets are £5 or £3 to cardholders

Hear Scottish Book Trust New Book Award winner Lucy Ribchester in conversation with Eithne Farry about her stunning debut novel ‘The Hourglass Factory’ – a rollicking romp of a thriller abound with Suffragettes and acrobats in an atmospheric Edwardian London.

Thursday 12th February

9780571287895Book Launch. Helen Fitzgerald – The Exit
Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street

Waterstones are delighted to be hosting the launch for The Exit, Helen Fitzgerald’s latest psychological thriller. Some people love goodbyes…23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down – and soon discovers that her new workplace contains many secrets.

Friday 13th February

9781472222138Meet Pam St Clement – The End of an Earring
Waterstones Reading Broad Street

Waterstones are delighted to welcome Pam St Clement as she signs copies of her new biography which reveals the woman behind the popular EastEnders’ character, Pat Butcher, a woman who, apart perhaps from her earrings, couldn’t be more different from Pat. Meet Pam and find out more about her fascinating life.

Saturday 14th February

9780857077882Meet Darren Shan – Zom-B-10
Waterstones Basingstoke

Meet the Master of Horror, Darren Shan, as he joins the store to sign copies of his latest book in the Zom-B series, Zom-B Bride.

#The Launch of The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson.
St Peters School. Clifton. York. YO30 6AB
Tickets are £7 for adults, £5 for children or £18 for a ticket and a signed copy of the book. Purchase tickets from the Waterstones Events page.

Hear the bestselling author discussing her career and latest book. There will be no book signing after the talk but there will be an opportunity for children to ask questions. Copies of The Butterfly Club will be available to purchase from Waterstones on the day and all will have been pre-signed by Jacqueline Wilson.

9780956906106John Challis Book Signing – Being Boycie
Waterstones Solihull

Come and meet John Challis aka Boycie from Only Fools & Horses at Waterstones Solihull He will be signing copies of his biography Being Boycie and Boycie & Beyond.

Monday 16th February

9780857520197Meet S. J Watson – Second Life
Waterstones Liverpool One

Before I Go To Sleep has been one of our best-selling and most talked about thrillers of the past few years. The store are delighted to welcome SJ Watson to Liverpool to sign copies of his sensational new psychological thriller Second Life. Free event – no ticket required.

Tuesday 17th February

9781409332862Frozen Treasure Hunt.
Waterstones Crewe

How many Frozen characters will your little ones find hidden in the children’s section?

Wednesday 18th February

9781444751819Book Talk – Sally Magnusson
Killermont Parish Church. Bearsden
Tickets are £5 and available from the church

“Dementia is one of the greatest social, medical, economic, scientific, philosophical and moral challenges of our times. I am a reporter. It became the biggest story of my life.” Please join us as Sally Magnusson talks about her inspiring memoir Where Memories Go.

Thursday 19th February

9780992817060Tramp Press Introductions: Sara Baume
Waterstones Piccadilly
This event is free but please email to reserve your place

Spill Simmer Falter Wither is an extraordinary and darkly brilliant debut novel by author Sara Baume, winner of the Davy Byrnes Award and a rising star of Irish fiction. The store are thrilled to welcome Sara to Waterstones Piccadilly this evening for a launch party hosted by Tramp Press – a rising star in Irish fiction itself, and special guest Eimear McBride. All welcome!

Saturday 21st February

9781910282120Book Signing – Prue Phillipson
Waterstones Hexham

Local author and extraordinary lady Prue Phillipson will be at Waterstones at 11.00am on Saturday 21st February to sign copies of her latest book. Set in the Highlands during the Clearance and then in Northumberland, it is the story of two babies who were saved from a ship wreck by Rory-Beag, a young Scotsman who can’t talk, the babies subsequent removal to Northumberland into the folds of a well-to-do family, and Rory’s desperate attempts to be reunited with the babies. A poignant and endearing tale.

9781472228406Meet Fleur De Force
Waterstones Bluewater West

Meet the YouTube star as she signs copies of her eagerly awaited new book, The Glam Guide. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment; access to the queue is on a first come, first served basis.This event will not be ticketed in advance.

Wednesday 25th February

9780099575450UEA Spring Literary Festival 2015. Helen McDonald.
UEA Lecture Theatre 1. UEA. Norwich. NR4 7TJ
Tickets are £7 and available from the UEA Box Office

2015 Costa prize winner Helen Macdonald will talk for an hour about her extraordinary book H is for Hawk at the opening event of this years Spring Festival. The lecture will be followed by a book signing at the campus Waterstones store from 8.00.

Thursday 26th February

9781908643780Book Launch – Maggie Ritchie
Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street

Please join Waterstones as they celebrate the launch of local author Maggie Ritchie’s debut novel Paris Kiss. Bohemian Paris in the 1880s. Exotic, strange and exciting, especially to young English sculptor Jessie Lipscomb, who joins her friend Camille to become a protégée of the great Auguste Rodin.

Saturday 28th February

9781472913173Book Launch – Joanna Jepson
Waterstones Wells

Joanna’s book is a hard hitting look at our cultural expectations of beauty, told through the prism of her own experience with childhood facial deformity. Joanna is an Anglican priest and the first chaplain of the London College of Fashion, and is now based in Wells. Joanna will be launching her book in store with a short reading, Q&A, signing and a glass of wine. Event is not ticketed. Please be advised that seating will not be provided.

For more events plus more venues for the exciting Harry Potter days, please see the Waterstones events page.

Remember, if you go to any of these events or ones we didn’t list, we’d love to hear about them. Be sure to come and enjoy our book group.

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