Signings Galore! Waterstones Book Signings for May

After Waterstones spending time jazzing up their website, we can finally bring you an improved listing of the book signings we think you’d like to know about! Whether it’s question and answer sessions, talks or book signings, we’re sharing them!


9781444795196Gino D’Acampo

Gino will be making several appearances through May, signing copies of his book “Veg Italia!”

Friday 1st May, 12:30 – Sheffield Meadowhall
Friday 1st May, 17:00 – York
Saturday 2nd May, 12:30 – Liverpool

Britain’s favourite Italian chef joins us to sign copies of his first vegetarian recipe book Gino’s Veg Italia.




9781471149320An Evening with Rick Edwards

Feeling confused about which box to cross on May 7th? Join us and Rick Edwards, ambassador for #SwingtheVote and presenter of Free Speech, for a chance to ask your questions about the parties and policies of the General Election.

You can attend this event at Waterstones Leeds on Friday 1st May at 19:00.

Tickets can be booked through the Waterstones website.





9781447268451Lucy Hounsom

You can get your copy of ‘Starborn’ signed by Lucy at Exeter – Roman Gate on Saturday 2nd May at 13:00.

Forces of love, loyalty and betrayal swirl through Lucy Hounsom’s brilliant fantasy debut: Starborn.

Death and destruction will bar her way …Kyndra’s fate holds betrayal and salvation, but the journey starts in her small village. On the day she comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. She fears for her life until two strangers save her, by wielding powers not seen for an age – powers fuelled by the sun and the moon. Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man’s terrifying response.




9781473606005Jo Milne

Jo will be signing copies of her memoir, ‘Breaking the Silence’ at the Gateshead store on Sunday 3rd May at 13:00.

Breaking the Silence: My Journey of Discovery as Transformative Surgery Allowed Me to Hear for the First Time.

Jo Milne had already lived a lifetime surrounded by silence, profoundly deaf from birth, when she began to lose her sight. Just before turning thirty, Jo was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic and progressive condition that will one day rob her of her sight altogether. In 2014 she made a life-changing decision to undergo major surgery. She had cochlear implants fitted allowing her to hear for the first time. Every moment of Jo’s days since the operation has become a journey of discovery.




9781444757392Jeffery Deaver

Deaver will be signing copies of his new novel, ‘Solitude Creek’, which returns us to the world of Kathryn Dance. You can meet him on Tuesday 5th May, 13:00, at the London Wall store.

He will also be signing on:
Thursday 7th May, 13:00 – Glasgow, Braehead,
Saturday 9th May, 14:00 – Manchester Deansgate
Sunday 10th May, 13:00 – Nottingham

The fourth electrifying thriller in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense Jeffery Deaver. One mistake is all it takes. Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire. But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: her most deadly weapon is her instinct, and they can’t take that away from her. And when the evidence at the club points to something more than a tragic accident, she isn’t going to let protocol stop her doing everything in her power to take down the perp. Someone out there is using the panic of crowds to kill, and Dance must find out who, before he strikes again …


9781782113607Catherine Chanter

Tuesday 5th May, 19:00 – Oxford

Catherine Chanter’s The Well is a dark tale of obsession, motherhood and complex female relationships, wrapped inside a gripping whodunnit.  Waterstones are delighted to welcome the author to discuss her striking debut.

‘One summer was all it took before our dream started to curl at the edges and stain like picked primroses. One night is enough to swallow a lifetime of lives.’ When Ruth Ardingly and her family first drive up from London in their grime-encrusted car and view The Well, they are enchanted by a jewel of a place, a farm that appears to offer everything the family are searching for. An opportunity for Ruth. An escape for Mark. A home for their grandson Lucien. But The Well’s unique glory comes at a terrible price. The locals suspect foul play in its verdant fields and drooping fruit trees, and Ruth becomes increasingly isolated as she struggles to explain why her land flourishes whilst her neighbours’ produce withers and dies. Fearful of envious locals and suspicious of those who seem to be offering help, Ruth is less and less sure who she can trust. As The Well envelops them, Ruth’s paradise becomes a prison, Mark’s dream a recurring nightmare, and Lucien’s playground a grave.


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Sarah Forbes and James Brown – Elspeth Hart

Saturday 9th May, 15:00 – Edinburgh West End

Author, Sarah Forbes and illustrator, James Brown will be in-store to launch Elspeth Hart, the first book in their new series for children aged 7-9! There will be stories about disgusting dinner ladies, a Q&A session, caricature drawing and a book signing! 





9780007582334Lindsey Kelk – Always the Bridesmaid

Saturday 9th May, 12:00 – Southampton West Quay
Thursday 14th May, 18:30 – Trafford Centre
Saturday 16th May, 14:00 – Braehead

Everyone loves a bridesmaid – except Maddie, who’s perpetually asked to be one. Everyone loves a wedding – except Maddie’s best friend, who’s getting divorced. And everyone loves the way Maddie’s so happy behind the scenes – except Maddie herself. One best friend is in wedding countdown while the other heads for marriage meltdown. And as Maddie juggles her best chance at promotion in years with bridezilla texts and late-night counselling sessions, she starts to wonder – is it time to stop being the bridesmaid?

Catch Lindsey in store when she signs copies of her book, ‘Always the Bridesmaid’




9780751557510Carrie Hope Fletcher

Saturday 9th May, 12:00 at the Liverpool store.

The much loved musician, actress, writer and YouTube vlogger will be signing copies of All I Know Now. Please read and adhere to the terms and conditions below.

• Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Access to the signing queue will be on a first come, first served basis and this event will not be ticketed in advance
• Each customer will be entitled to have a maximum of 3 books signed at this event. You may bring books purchased in advance, but proof of purchase from Waterstones may be required. Books will be available to purchase on the day.
• Unfortunately no merchandise or memorabilia will be signed.
• You will be able to have a photograph with Carrie while your book is being signed, but due to time restraints photography may be assisted.
• Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person.* Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an ‘honorary big sister’ to hundreds of thousands of young people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better.


9781848094048Ben Kane

Historical author, Ben will be making several appearances in May to promote his book, Eagles at War.

Saturday 2nd May, 13:00 – Bristol Cribbsway
Saturday 9th May, 10:30 – Carlisle
Saturday 9th May, 12:30 – Hexham
Saturday 9th May, 15:00 – Morpeth
Monday 11th May, 11:30 – York
Wednesday 13th May, 11:00 – Chester

This book is Based on Real Historical Events A Time For Vengence AD9, German frontier: Close to the Rhine, a Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes about to be imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men’s survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership. A Time For War What neither Tullus nor his commander, Governor Varus, realise is that ranged against them is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, who has long been plotting to drive the Romans from the tribal lands east of the Rhine. A Time To Die As Varus’ legions prepare to leave their summer encampment, thousands of warriors – directed by Arminius – are massing nearby. Eager to throw off the Roman yoke, the tribesmen prepare a deadly ambush. Only the gods can save the Romans now…


9780571305384Cal Moriarty

Go along to celebrate Moriarty’s stunning new novel, The Killing of Bobbi Lomax.

Bobbi Lomax was the first to die, the bomb killed the prom queen on her own front lawn. Just moments later one of the nails from the city’s second bomb forced its way into the brain of property investor Peter Gudsen, killing him almost instantly. The third bomb didn’t quite kill Clark Houseman. Hovering on the brink, the rare books dealer turns out to be Detectives Sinclair and Alvarez’s best hope of finding out what linked these unlikely victims, and who wanted them dead and why. But can they find the bomber before he kills again? Set deep in the religious heartlands of America, The Killing of Bobbi Lomax follows this troubled investigation as a narrative of deceit, corruption and forgery emerges, with an unlikely hero at its heart – a rare coins, books and manuscript dealer – who could either be a genius or the devil.

Wednesday 13th May, 18:30 – London, Gower Street



00050883-150x220Liz Kessler

Join in an evening of celebration of YA novel author, Liz Kessler with her debut release, Read Me Like a Book.

Thursday 14th May, 18:45 – London, Hampstead
Wednesday 20th May, 19:00 – Truro

Ashleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling – that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It’s enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents’ marriage troubles. There’s just one thing bothering her…Shouldn’t it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way – not Miss Murray, her English teacher? A thought-provoking coming out story from a highly skilled author.




9780340897010David Nicholls

Tuesday 19th May, 19:30 – Guildford

The store are delighted to welcome David for a talk to celebrate his new paperback

‘I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.’ ‘Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?’ Douglas Petersen understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?




9781408857861Sarah J. Mass

The New York Time bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series will be making multiple appearances signing and discussing A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first book in a brand new series.

Wednesday 20th May, 19:00 – Piccadilly (Tickets available through the website)
Thursday 21st May, 11:00 – Orchard Square
Thursday 21st May, 14:30 – Derby
Thursday 21st May, 19:00 – Birmingham New Street
Monday 25th May, 11:00 – Cardiff
Monday 25th May, 16:00 – Bristol Cribbsway
Tuesday 26th May, 10:00 – Southampton West Quay




9781471138416Paige Toon

“Blinding sunshine…A bend in the road…What became of the little girl with the sun in her eyes? Amber was three when a car crash stole her mother’s life. She doesn’t remember the accident, but a stranger at the scene has been unable to forget. Now, almost thirty years later, she’s trying to track Amber down.”

Meet Paige as she signs copies of her latest book, ‘The Sun in her Eyes’

Saturday 23rd May, 13:00 – Bluewater





And that’s just to list a few!

You can find these and a few more on the website.

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