Waterstones Book Signings throughout July!

Did you go to any fantastic book signings in June? Sophie Jackson’s ‘Pound of Flesh’ perhaps?

Well we’re coming up to July now and so we have a whole new list of shiny book signings for you to fill your calendars with!

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9781472229663Meet Charlotte Crosby

The Geordie Shore star will be signing copies of her book, Me, me, me. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Charlotte will only be able to sign copies of her book Me Me Me; no other memorabilia will be signed.


Tuesday 21st July – Liverpool at 17:30
Wednesday 22nd July – Trafford Centre at 13:00
Thursday 23rd July – Glasgow, Braehead at 17:30
Saturday 25th July – Merry Hill at 13:00

Charlotte Crosby has been one of the UK’s best-loved TV stars since she burst onto the celeb scene in 2011 with Geordie Shore. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, genuine, and a proper Geordie, Charlotte’s popularity has even seen her crowned winner of 2013’s Celebrity Big Brother. With her trademark humour and warmth, in ME ME ME Charlotte takes us on a very unique journey through her eventful teenage years (where literally nothing is off limits!), her attempts at holding down jobs (and booze), the life-changing experience of Geordie Shore, the truth about Gaz and his parsnip, and her inspiring weight-loss triumph. Full of drawings, doodles, and Charlotte’s personal photos, this will be unlike any other celebrity autobiography on the market. Extremely personal, insanely honest and pant-wettingly funny.

9781509801657An evening with Judy Blume.

Waterstones are ecstatic to welcome the iconic author, in a rare visit from the States, to Liverpool to tell us all about her new novel for adults In the Unlikely Event.

Tuesday 14th July – Oh Me Oh My, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG at 18:30
Wednesday 15th July – Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD at 18:30. Tickets are £7
Thursday 16th July – Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU at 18:30
Friday 17th July – London Piccadilly at 18:30

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, three planes fell from the sky within three months, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are for ever changed in the aftermath. The plane crashes bring some people closer together and tear others apart; they create myths and unlock secrets. As Miri experiences the ordinary joys and pains of growing up in extraordinary circumstances, a young journalist makes his name reporting tragedy. And through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

9780751559941An Evening with Stephen Booth

In partnership with Chesterfield Library, Waterstones are delighted to welcome best-selling crime writer, Stephen Booth, to Chesterfield, where he’ll be talking about the latest book in his Cooper and Fry series, The Murder Road. To grab your ticket, go to the Chesterfield Library front desk. £5 per ticket.

Wednesday 15th July – Chesterfield at 19:00

For the tiny Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there’s only one road in and one road out. Its residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it’s the beginning of something much more sinister. Detective Inspector Ben Cooper must attempt to unravel the history of secrets, lies and loyalties that will lead to the truth behind the missing lorry driver. But the residents of Shawhead are not used to having strangers in their midst and, while getting to grips with staff changes in E Division, Ben’s way forward is far from clear. Will he turn to Detective Sergeant Diane Fry, now working in Special Operations at Nottingham’s Major Crimes Unit, for help when the case takes a dramatic turn? A truly outstanding mystery that’s packed with foreboding Peak District atmosphere, The Murder Road is a suspense-filled read that reaches a stunningly clever conclusion.

9781847679208An Evening with Scarlett Thomas

Waterstones Rose Lane Canterbury invite you to meet Scarlett Thomas who will be giving a reading, talk and book signing for her new book The Seed Collectors. Tickets are free and available in store from any bookseller.

Thursday 16th July – Canterbury Rose Lane at 18:30

“I have no idea why everyone thinks nature is so benign and glorious and wonderful. All nature is trying to do is kill us as efficiently as possible.” Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. Not that anyone has much time for enlightenment. Fleur, left behind at the crumbling Namaste House, must step into Oleander’s role as guru to lost and lonely celebrities. Bryony wants to lose the weight she put on after her botanist parents disappeared, but can’t stop drinking. And Charlie struggles to make sense of his life after losing the one woman he could truly love.

9780749957278Meet Lisa Ballantyne

Join the author with Waterstones as she talks about her latest book ‘Redemption Road’ and signs copies.

Thursday 16th July 2015 – Glasgow, Argyle Street at 19:00
Thursday 23rd July – Edinburgh West End at 18:00

The crash is the unravelling of Margaret Holloway. Trapped inside a car about to explode, she is rescued by a scarred stranger who then disappears. Margaret remembers little, but she’s spent her life remembering little – her childhood is full of holes and forgotten memories. Now she has a burning desire to discover who she is and why her life has been shrouded in secrets. What really happened to her when she was a child? Could it have anything to do with the mysterious man who saved her life? Flitting effortlessly between past and present, this is a suspenseful, gritty and emotionally charged journey of an estranged father and daughter, exploring the strength of family ties and our huge capacity for forgiveness.

9781406362169An evening with Cassandra Clare

July sees the relaunch of the Mortal Instruments series with stunning new artwork. At this exclusive event Míla’s original artwork will be exhibited and Cassandra and Míla will be interviewed by author Sarah Rees Brennan. Both Cassandra and Mila will be happy to sign copies of the new books following the event. A maximum of 3 books (any titles) per person will all be dedicated and signed. The new editions will be available to purchase at a special discounted price for this event only.

Friday 17th July 2015 – London Hampstead at 19:00. (Tickets £5)

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. First in the New York Times No. 1 bestselling Shadowhunter series that has swept the globe. City of Bones is now a major movie. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love. Gorgeous cover illustration by Mila Furstova, the artist who created the album art for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories.

9781849942850Millie Marotta Activity Day

Celebrate the release of the new Millie Marotta book “Tropical Wonderland” Waterstones are having a colouring in day! Hand in your colouring to a Bookseller and you could see it displayed in store or in our windows! There will also be a tropical themed treasure hunt – all entrants will be entered into a draw to win a colouring prize.

Saturday 18th July – Waterstones Aberdeen.

Millie Marotta is a hugely popular illustrator and her idiosyncratic drawings of the botanical world are stunning. Millie Marotta’s Tropical World invites you to lose yourself in a riot of colouring in and drawing. Her beautiful illustrations are crying out for a touch of colour, an additional line here and there – the most mindful of activities. The artist’s intricate style of illustration will get you itching to make your own mark, whether it’s to add to the fine lines on exotic trees, or add a splash of colour to petals on an exotic bloom or the feathers of a tropical parrot. Pens, crayons or paints can bring them all to life. Add your own colours to the rainsforest scenes, make a pattern with your colour choices, or try out your drawing skills by adapting the illustration. Each picture offers scope to improve your artistic skills while relaxing. The images and imaginative scenarios can be completed in colours of your choosing and are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. This book will bring enjoyment not only to illustrators and designers, but anyone who is looking for a creative outlet or mindful activity.

9781845029845Meet Estelle Maskame

Waterstones are delighted to welcome author of the phenomenal DIMILY series to sign copies of her debut novel Did I Mention I Love You?

Saturday 18th July 2015 – Edinburgh West End at 13:00
Sunday 19th July – Glasgow, Argyle Street at 13:00

When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden’s parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her step-brother. Throw in Tyler’s clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there’s secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler?

9781408704660An Evening with Suzannah Dunn

Leading writer of historical fiction, Suzannah Dunn, will be appearing in the Sillitoe Room at Waterstones Nottingham to talk about her new book, Lady of Misrule.

Tuesday 21st July at Waterstones Nottingham at 19:00

I saw her file it away: a good Catholic girl come to supervise her in her detention. Every girl in England, now, under the circumstances, made sure to be a good Catholic girl. Except her, of course. And, if only she knew it, me. Escorting ‘nine days queen’ Lady Jane Grey across the Tower of London from throne room into imprisonment is Elizabeth Tilney, who surprised even herself by volunteering for the job. All Elizabeth knows is she’s keen to be away from home, she could do with some breathing space. And anyway, it won’t be for long: everyone knows Jane will go free as soon as the victorious new queen is crowned. Which is a good thing because the two sixteen-year-olds, cooped up together in a room in the Gentleman Gaoler’s house, couldn’t be less compatible. Protestant Jane is an icily self-composed idealist, and catholic Elizabeth is…well, anything but. They are united though by their disdain for the seventeen-year-old to whom Jane has recently been married off: petulant, noisily-aggrieved Guildford Dudley, held prisoner in a neighbouring tower and keen to pursue his perogative of a daily walk with his wife. As Jane’s captivity extends into the increasingly turbulent last months of 1553, the two girls learn to live with each other, but Elizabeth finds herself drawn into the difficult relationship between the newlyweds. And when, at the turn of the year, events take an unexpected and dangerous direction, her newfound loyalties are put to the test.

9780749017590An Evening with Helen Cadbury

Join Waterstones and Helen Cadbury for the publication day of her second novel, Bones in the Nest. The Chasebridge Killer is out; racial tension is rising and the mutilated body of a young Muslim man is found in the stairwell of a tower block in Doncaster.  This is a free event, but please contact us to reserve your place. Refreshments and nibbles served.

Thursday 23rd July – York at 19:00
Saturday 25th July – Doncaster at 11:00

The Chasebridge Killer is out; racial tension is rising and the mutilated body of a young Muslim man is found in the stairwell of a tower block in Doncaster. As he gets drawn into the case, Sean Denton’s family life and his police job become dangerously entwined. Meanwhile a young woman is trying to piece her life back together, but someone is out there; someone who will never let her forget what she’s done.

9780349408125An evening with Rosamund Lupton

Waterstones are thrilled to welcome local author Rosamund Lupton to Guildford, as she discusses her new book, The Quality of Silence.

Tuesday 28th July 2015 – Guilford at 19:30

On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrive in Alaska. Within hours they are driving alone across a frozen wilderness Where nothing grows Where no one lives Where tears freeze And night will last for another fifty-four days. They are looking for Ruby’s father. Travelling deeper into a silent land. They still cannot find him. And someone is watching them in the dark

9781785150289Go Set A Watchman Book Group

No piece of fiction published this year looks likely to be the subject of more anticipation and debate than Harper Lee’s new novel and stores everywhere are hosting a book club session dedicated to the novel on Wednesday 29th July and Thursday 30th July so check the website for your nearest club

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbirdsome twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

We’d love to hear if you go to any of these signings so be sure to let us know and we’ll be bringing you all the events for August very soon!

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