Waterstones Book Events for January

Happy New Year! New year, new month, a whole new list of Waterstones events signings for you to enjoy! Though it appears to be a quieter month for Waterstones through January but still something for everyone, we’re sure!


9781509800667Joe Wicks

The Body Coach joins Waterstones several times throughout the month to talk Lean In 15.

Wednesday 6th January, 18:30 at London Piccadilly – Now Sold Out
Monday 11th January, 18:30 at Cardiff
Wednesday 13th January, 18:30 at Liverpool
Tuesday 19th January, 18:30 at Manchester Deansgate
Wednesday 20th January, 18:30 at Leeds
Thursday 21st January, 12:30 at Edinburgh West End and 19:00 at Glasgow – Sauchiehall Street

EAT MORE. EXERCISE LESS. LOSE FAT. In his first book, Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, reveals how to shift your body fat by eating more and exercising less. Lean in 15 features 100 recipes for nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals and guides you through Joe’s signature HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) home workouts, revealing how to combine food and exercise to ignite intense fat-burning.

9781910649145Meet Jon Geldart

Jon Geldart has spent the past five years in Beijing. His conversations with Chinese business leaders, opinion formers and ordinary Chinese provide deep insights into Chinese life, business and culture. Engaging and enlightening, the stories and profiles in this book are a gateway to seeing how people are really do business and living in the new China.

Saturday 9th January, 11:00-12:00 at Harrogate



9781407108827Stick Man Fun Day!

Come and join Birmingham High Street for a day of fun celebrating the wonderful book by Julia Donaldson.
We will be doing story times, colouring, activities and also making your very own Stick Man to take home with you! There will be prizes for the best colouring in as well!
It is a free event running between 11am – 3pm. All are welcome to our Children’s floor on the 3rd floor of our store.

Saturday 9th January, 11am-3pm at Birmingham High Street


9781910254172Beginner Swing Dance classes with Swing Patrol

Monday 11th January, 19:00 at London Piccadilly

Something a bit different!

Join Swing Patrol for beginner friendly swing dance classes on the first Monday night in our downstairs cafe. You can turn up at any of the dates listed as these classes will be totally aimed at new dancers. The Swing Patrol teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful joyful art form. The format is that you will be in a learning environment from 7-8pm and then we hope you might stay for al little and have a practice and check out the Waterstones books on offer.

No need to book. No partner required. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Just arrive about ten minutes early so we can ensure you are all sorted. For any order queries pop the team at Swing Patrol a note at info@swingpatrol.co.uk

Classes are casually £10 or you can purchase class cards which is a convenient and money saving way to learn. Buy a 5 class card for £45 or buy one 10 class card for £90, two for £85 each or three for £80 each – that’s only £8 per class.


9780571312320An Evening with Simon Hall

Writer and Leeds University historian Simon Hall will be in store to discuss his new book 1956: The World in Revolt. 60 years on, Simon explores one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century, a dramatic twelve months that saw ordinary people, all across the world, speak out, fill the streets and city squares, and take up arms in an attempt to win their freedom.  Under challenge, those in power fought back ruthlessly to maintain their position. It was an epic contest, and one which made 1956 – like 1789 and 1848 – a year that changed our world. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets are free but places must be reserved. To book call 0113 244 4588

Wednesday 13th January, 18:30 at Leeds

1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom. In response to these unprecedented challenges to their authority, those in power fought back, in a desperate bid to shore up their position. It was an epic contest, and one which made 1956 – like 1789 and 1848 – a year that changed our world.


9781848664326Meet the author: Anna Smith

FREE EVENT just call 0141 332 9105 or speak to a bookseller. Come and join Waterstones as they welcome one of Scotland’s finest crime authors Anna Smith as she launches the fifth novel in the thriller series featuring investigative journalist, Rosie Gilmour. As usual Anna Smith does not let us down in what is a gripping instalment in the series.

Thursday 14th January, 18:30 at Glasgow – Sauchiehall Street

When a young Pakistani bride falls to her death from a window, Rosie has to navigate the story with care, trying not to upset the girl’s devastated family or the local Pakistani community. After talking to the family, however, Rosie becomes convinced that there is more to the story than a tragic accident, and that something is being kept from her and the police. Meanwhile, on the other side of Glasgow, Nikki and Julie, two prostitutes, find themselves in trouble when a client dies during an assignment and it looks like one of them is to blame. Their problems become far worse though, when a briefcase they steal from the dead man turns out to contain some very valuable rough diamonds and several fake passports. It’s clear it belonged to some serious criminals, and now they have much more to worry about than a dead body.


9780007494644Meet Stuart MacBride

Bestselling author of The Missing Dead and Song for the Dying Stuart MacBride will be in store signing copies of his latest Logan MacRae dectective thriller In the Cold Dark Ground.

Friday 15th January, 12:00 at Edinburgh West End and 19:00 at Inverness
Saturday 16th January, 12:00 at Elgin
Monday 18th January, 12:30 at Leeds and 19:00 at York
Tuesday 19th January, 12:30 at Liverpool and 19:00 at Manchester Deansgate
Wednesday 20th January, 19:00 at Preston
Thursday 21st January, 19:00 at Nottingham

Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble…His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods – naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, under the beady eye of Logan’s ex-boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her. But it’s not going to be easy: a new Superintendent is on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force, hell-bent on making Logan’s life miserable; Professional Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat, head of Aberdeen’s criminal underbelly, is dying – leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eying his territory. There’s a war brewing and Logan’s trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.


9781782115472An Evening with Amy Liptrot and Olivia Laing Book Launch

Wednesday 20th January, 19:00 at London Piccadilly

Growing up in Orkney, shaped by the cycle of the seasons, life and death on the farm and her father’s mental illness, Amy Liptrot longed to leave her remote life. Moving to London, she is drawn into a hedonistic cycle and unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually takes over. Now thirty, after ten years away, Amy finds herself drawn back to the island – and the outrun – to come to terms with what happened to her, and piece herself back together.

The Outrun is beautiful and inspiring; about living on the edge, the pull between island and city, and the power of the sea, land, wind and moon to restore life and renew hope.

“Beautiful, stark and unflinching. Amy Liptrot is an extraordinary new voice”– JENNI FAGAN      

Join Amy as she discusses The Outrun with OLIVIA LAING, author of To The River, The Trip to Echo Spring and the upcoming The Lonely City. The evening will include an audience Q&A and both authors will be signing copies of their books. All welcome!

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against purchase of the books on the night)

Available in-store, by telephone 0207 851 2400 or email piccadilly@waterstones.com


9781473619487Ella Woodward

At this special event as we celebrate Ella Woodward’s eagerly awaited new cookbook Deliciously Ella Every Day.

The Deliciously Ella way of eating isn’t about following a diet, it’s about enjoying delicious, natural food to help you look and feel your best. WithDeliciously Ella Every Day, her easy-to-make food will become a natural part of your life. Ella’s much-awaited second book is packed with 100 more of her trademark simple yet tempting plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes.

 Don’t miss the chance to learn from Ella as she discusses her new book and meet her as she signs copies after the event. Tickets £20, including a copy of Deliciously Ella Every Day (rrp £20) to be collected at the event.

Thursday 21st January, 19:00 at St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London , W1J 9LL

Further Ella Woodward signings are as follows:

Friday 22nd January, 13:00 at Guildford
Tuesday 26th January, 13:00 at Liverpool
Tuesday 26th January, 19:00 at The Lowry Theatre, Pier 8, Salford, M50 3AZ
Wednesday 27th January, 13:00 at Leeds
Thursday 28th January, 13:00 at Glasgow – Argyle Street
Thursday 28th January, 19:00 at Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED (Please call 0131 226 2666 for further details)

A cookery filled month for Waterstones! But be sure to check out their events page for last minute listings.

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