Occupying a landmark 1930s Art Deco building and proudly featuring our historic blue plaque tribute to William Hutton, the first historian of the city, Waterstones Birmingham welcomes you to the Midland’s premier bookshop on our busy High Street. Hosting regular author events and signings, and during the school holidays having fun-filled activities to help keep the little ones occupied, we have rounded up what’s going on this September!
An Evening with Carrie Dun
Tuesday 29th August 5:30pm
Join Waterstones’ Birmingham for an amazing evening as they welcome back Carrie Dunn. Discussing her latest novel ‘The Reign of the Lionesses’ the third book in a successful series that explores the women’s football pyramid. Find out how European glory changed Women’s football in England. Tickets are £5 for entry only or £16.00 including ‘The Reign of the Lionesses’ book.
Radzi’s Incredible facts: And Afternoon with Radzi Chinyanganya
Sunday 10th September 12:00pm
Join TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya for a mind-blowing afternoon, as he teaches us all about the weird and wonderful. Brilliant to the bizarre, curious kids will be amazed by the unforgettable facts found in Radzi’s fact-packed children’s book ‘Radzi’s Incredible Facts’.
This event is free to attend but with limited seating available, be sure to book to guarantee your spot! For those of you who would like to pre-pay for a copy of the book, there is a Book & Ticket option, £8.99, for collection at the event.
Story Time and Craft Session: An Afternoon with Sarah Wynne
Sunday 17th September 11:30am
Sarah Wynee will be joining Waterstones to share a snippet of her debut novel ‘Murder in Velvet.’ A gripping story of secrets and murder, perfect for fans of fast-paced thrillers. This will be followed by a craft session for children, who will get the opportunity to make their own morse code bracelet and origami version of scruff the dog!
This event is free to attend but with limited seating available, be sure to book your (free) ticket to guarantee your spot! For those of you who would like to pre-pay for a copy of the book, there is a Book & Ticket option, £8.99, for collection at the event.
An Evening with Kelechi Okafor
Tuesday 19th September, 6:00pm
Award winning content creator, actress and writer Kelechi Okafor, will be discussing her new novel ‘Edge of Here’. In this stunning short story collection, Kelechi explores tales of contemporary Black womanhood, probing the lives we lead now and offering a glimpse into our near future, with hyper realistic stories that are destined to create conversation and transport you through lives between this world and beyond.
Allow yourself to be taken on a journey into worlds that are blazing with possibility, where you become both the observer and the observed through stories that will lead you right up t the Edge of Here…
Tickets are £5 for entry only or £22.00 including ‘Edge of Here’ book.
An Evening with Nick Milton and David Kidney on Nevel Chamberlain’s Legacy.
Tuesday 26th September, 6:00pm
An enlightening evening with Nick Milton and David Kidney, Chair of the Trustees of Chamberlain Highbury Trust, as they discuss why Neville Chamberlain has been airbrushed from Birmingham’s history and the work of the Chamberlain Highbury Trust.
History has judged his policy of appeasement as being the catalyst for the bloodiest conflict in human history. There is much more to Chamberlain’s legacy than Hitler, Munich and the path to war, not least Chamberlain’s contribution to social housing in the city, his creation of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and his commitment to nature conservation.
Tickets are £5 for entry only.
An Evening with Nick Banks
Wednesday 27th September 2023, 6:00pm
Enjoy an entertaining evening with the drummer from Pulp, Nick banks. As he discusses his memoir ‘So it Started There,’ written with warmth, humor and distinctive northern charm, Nick tells all. And with that he tells the story of a band that defines a generation.
Tickets are £5 for entry only or £24.00 including ‘So it Started There’ book.