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Swipe to see more ↔️📸 Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, Katherine Rundell's beautiful new book One Christmas Wish, illustrated by @emsutton1983, is the perfect journey of wonder and adventure for young readers this festive season.


Attention cat enthusiasts (and those who know one): this utterly charming Japanese bestseller is the perfect book for all fans of feline-focused fiction.


Something to look forward to for fans of @carriehopefletcher: her spellbinding new story of passion, drama, love and revenge, When the Curtain Falls, is arriving July 2018. Pre-order now via the link in our bio.



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.


Go into your local Waterstones, find a copy of our beautiful exclusive special edition of our Book of the Year, Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Vol. 1 and take a look inside. Your daemon is waiting. Which will you choose?


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.



Swipe to see more 📸↔️ Congratulations to Andy McGrath, winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for his gorgeous book on Tom Simpson - filled with photographs of the cycling legend.


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.


A treat for those who loved Chris Wormell's illustrations for The Book of Dust - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy with new jackets, in exclusive hardbacks. Link in our bio.



If you're looking for the perfect gift this Christmas but would rather avoid the rush on Black Friday then how about something more beautiful? Each of these gorgeous Agatha Christie gift hardbacks is under £10 until next Wednesday. See our full selection via the link in our bio.


↔️📸 It's that time of year again: the shortlists are in for one of Britain’s favourite book prizes - the Costa Book Awards. Swipe to see all the categories, including Novel, First Novel, Poetry, Children's and Biography. Which book do you think should win?


📸↔️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?


What makes the perfect Christmas? Our expert booksellers have crafted a virtual winter wonderland village to guide you towards the ultimate gifts for the book lover in your life. Make your way through the snow via the link in our bio.


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 full shortlist 📸↔️ The Waterstones Book of the Year Shortlist has been revealed. Seven gems, championed by our booksellers and beloved by readers across the country. Which is your favourite?
Find out more via the link in our bio.


Swipe to see more 📸↔️ Musician and YouTube star @doddleoddle's book Secrets for the Mad is a unique illustrated memoir about growing up, mental health and trying to carry on when the worst comes your way. Find out more via the link in our bio.


Swipe to see more 📸↔️ Something for Terry Pratchett fans to celebrate: the Discworld Collector's Library continues to capture the warmth, wit and wisdom of the author's prose with four beautiful new designs by artist Joe McLaren. Published by Doubleday / @penguinukbooks.



That moment when @tomhanks walks into @piccadillywaterstones and says hi like it’s the most normal thing in the world. Amazing to see him here signing copies of Uncommon Type.


November is a warm scarf. November is a hot chocolate. November is four books you'll want to curl up with as the nights draw in. Settle down with our November Books of the Month.


Just announced: a host of inventive, vibrant and down-right brilliant writers on the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year shortlist. Take a look at the chosen books via the link in our bio.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.