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The day has arrived. The first volume of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust, La Belle Sauvage, beautifully illustrated by Chris Wormell, is now yours to take home.

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A special book deserves a special edition. Presenting our exclusive special edition of this year's Man Booker Prize, Lincoln in the Bardo, the debut novel by George Saunders. Find out more via the link in our bio.

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On a rare visit to the UK we are thrilled to offer the opportunity to meet Annie Leibovitz, the woman behind lens. Her latest collection covers a decade in which celebrity has almost become commonplace. But by employing visual wit, intimacy and her trademark style this is a book filled with intoxicating portraits that could only come from Annie Leibovitz. Join us in Waterstones Piccadilly as she signs copies of the book for your chance to meet an true icon of photography. Tickets via link in our bio.

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Swipe to see more 📸↔️ The perfect book for #DayOfTheGirl, the international day which aims to promote gender justice for girls all around the world. Mihaela Noroc's The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs that celebrates women from fifty countries across the globe to show that beauty is everywhere, in many different sizes and colours, regardless of money, race or social status. Published by @particularbooks.

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John Banville's new novel Mrs Osmond is a masterful reimagining of Henry James's famously ambiguous ending to his masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady. To win a copy of James's novel in a gorgeous Penguin Clothbound Classics edition and a signed copy of Mrs Osmond, answer this question: which part of New York does the central character, Isabel, originate from? Answer in the comments below.
Ts&Cs: 1 winner will be picked at random from correct answers. Comp will close 12/10/17 at 12pm. UK residents only.

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Publishing today: Alan Hollinghurst's first novel in six years, The Sparsholt Affair - a thought-provoking and highly entertaining story about youth, family and society. The Waterstones edition features exclusive pencil sketch endpapers, signed by the author.

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Acclaimed poet @rupikaur_, author of Milk and Honey and new collection The Sun and her Flowers, discusses how Instagram was the perfect platform to get her work into the hands of readers.

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Swipe to see more 📸↔️ 'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.' J.K. Rowling's much-loved third Harry Potter book has been given a stunning new look as part of @bloomsburypublishing's Illustrated Editions series. Once again, artist Jim Kay perfectly captures the magic of Rowling's prose through scores of new illustrations.

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Presenting our October Books of the Month: from one of the most startling debuts to emerge this year to a Scandinavian crime shocker that has dominated the book charts in its native Sweden. These are joined by an irresistible, spooky adventure for younger readers and a unique and moving non-fiction title that's part-travel piece, part-memoir.

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Swipe to see more ↔️📸 Few writers have captured the hearts of readers quite like Tove Jansson. Her Moomin tales are themselves moments of joy and revel in the warmth of home and family. This beautiful new edition of The Invisible Child, paired with her Christmas story, The Fir Tree, is a book to treasure. And thanks to a unique collaboration between ourselves, the Moomins and Oxfam, at least £4 of every £4.99 copy of The Invisible Child sold will support Oxfam projects that help women and girls around the world escape from poverty, abuse and neglect. So, whether it’s a gift for a friend, or even yourself, you’ll know that you’re helping someone else who needs your support. Find out more via the link in our bio.

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Swipe to see more ↔️📸 With The Language of Thorns, @lbardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. This is a gorgeous, embossed hardback edition, filled with beautiful illustrations by Sara Kipin. Limited signed copies via the link in our bio.

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For the next week you can see the dress worn by @jenna_coleman_ in the second series of Victoria at our London Piccadilly shop. The book that accompanies the series by @daisygeorgiatraill is of course available from our shops all over the country. Have you been watching and enjoying the series?

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Who wouldn't want to sit at @nigellalawson's table and sample dish after glorious dish? Her new book, At My Table, is currently Half Price. Link in bio.

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↔️ Swipe to see more 📸 'Under his eye': Another stunning piece of design, produced by @suzanneldean at @vintagebooks with illustrations by Noma Bar. Sprayed edges. Illustrated endpapers. Debossed cover. Available in Waterstones shops now.

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Here is your @manbookerprize 2017 shortlist. Auster, Fridlund, Hamid, Mozley, Saunders, Smith. Tell us your thoughts.

Explore the shortlist via the link in our bio.

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An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay's inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling's classic series continues this autumn with the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition. Arriving 3 October.

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↔️ Swipe to see more 📸 The Lost Words is a very special collection of words and illustrations to re-wild the language of children - spell charms to celebrate nature words and the natural world they invoke. Assembled by Robert Macfarlane and illuminated by Jackie Morris’ unparalleled skill, the book is a thing of beauty to prevent the decline of a language and experience that are both so quickly fading away.

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↔️ Swipe to see more 📸 New month. New season. A fresh crop of reading. A poignant novel for our divided times from Ali Smith, a highly original exploration into the lives of trees, a moving Children's story you'll never forget, and Mick Herron's brilliantly compelling espionage thriller series. These are the books to add to your to-be-read pile this September.

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↔️ Swipe to see more 📸 If you thought her 2015 book The Fox and the Star was beautiful, you must take a look at @coraliebickfordsmith's mesmerising latest. The Worm and the Bird is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest of moments can be the most beautiful. Published by @particularbooks.

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Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event: for one night only this October, Jordan College will be brought to life in the stunning setting of the @bodleianlibs in Oxford where Philip Pullman himself will give the first public reading of The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. Enter the ticket ballot via the link in our bio.

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Behold the gorgeous limited edition of @lbardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer. Plus, it will feature signed book plates. Arriving 31 August. Link in bio.

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Getting very excited for Harry Potter: A History of Magic, the official book accompanying the much-anticipated British Library exhibition - a perfect window into the wonder of the Wizarding World. Arriving 20 October. Find out more via the link in our bio.

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Don't worry. There is still some of the summer left to get through that to-be-read pile. What's on yours?

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As we approach the much anticipated release of John le Carré's new Smiley novel this autumn, @sceptrebooks have given three of his previous novels a stunning new look, working with illustrations by artist @matttaylordraws. These new editions may look familiar to fans of a certain Modern Classics series...

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How can a new @johngreenwritesbooks novel possibly get more exciting? A striking cover, that's how. Turtles All The Way Down arrives 10 October. Pre-order now for Half Price via the link in our bio.

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Happiness is brand new stationery. That's why we're thrilled to announce the new range from @zoella which includes journal, jotters and a stationery book filled with enough to help you stay on top of your world. See the full range by following the link in our biog. @zoellalifestyle
#stationery #stationeryaddict #zoella #zoellasugg #zoellafan #pencil #journal #journaling

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This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill. Arriving 7 November. Link in bio.

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Presenting your August holiday reading: our brilliant new Books of the Month.

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Happy Birthday to Harry Potter and his creator, J.K. Rowling.
Image credit: Artwork by Jim Kay from the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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'Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.' - Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, born on this day in in 1818. Between Emily, Charlotte and Anne, which of their novels is your favourite?

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