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Swipe to see more. Lovingly researched and beautifully produced, this captivating book explores literature's greatest fictional worlds and the authors who created them. Comprised of nearly 100 sections, the book delves into the plot of seminal works and lesser-known curiosities. The perfect gift for a true fiction enthusiast.
We are thrilled to announce that Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust vol. 1 is the Waterstones Book of the Year. After a 17-year wait we were all excited to enter Pullman’s world once again and this is a book that has enthused our booksellers, wowed the critics and delighted readers all over the world. To celebrate we have a special edition with cloth-bound boards, gold ribbon marker and a special series of bookplates. Discover your daemon by following the link in our bio.
If you're in need of Christmas gift recommendations, or are just after a great read for yourself, head over to the Waterstones Blog, full of a range of titles hand-picked by authors from the best of this year's publishing. Pictured here are a few of Children's author @philipardagh's choices. More via the link in our bio.
From astronauts to scientists, lawyers to teachers, the extraordinary women profiled in A Galaxy of Her Own show young readers that the sky is not the limit, and that space exploration is open to all. Swipe through these photos to have a peek inside the book and tell us: can you name the pioneering mathematician in Photo 2?
Swipe to see more Yesterday the world learned more about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel. Whilst you wait for the film to arrive (there is exactly a year to go), return to the creatures of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World with this sumptuous illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, featuring the work of artist Olivia Lomenech Gill. Which beast is your favourite?
This book is a love letter to winter, the scent of fir and spruce, ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, @nigelslater guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas, from November to New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the festive months.
Swipe to see more This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world: a perfect memento of the @britishlibrary exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, and a window into the wonder for anyone who isn't able to see the exhibition in person. Link in our bio.
Swipe to see more Take a look inside this gorgeous new picture-book, Hortense and the Shadow - a deliciously dark fairy-tale, seeped in Eastern-European culture, that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. Plus, we have fifty signed prints available to be won - visit the link in our bio for details.
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.
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.
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.