This week, Rob and Kate talk about the busy week of bookish events they’ve been to in London, including a Meet-The Author evening with Jonathan Safran Foer, London Book Fair 2016, and a Vintage Books Evening at Waterstones Piccadilly.
It’s always great to be able to champion a great book, but even better to do that in aid of a good cause. Waterstones have launched #BuyBooksForSyria, teaming up with a host of publishers to offer a huge selection of [Read more]
Time to follow up on the last week with awards and E Lockhart!
Due to a series of unfortunate events (Rob and Kate being stuck on two separate trains, technical glitches, bad weather and more), we haven’t been able to record a new show this week.
Check out our latest BookTube vlog – Kate talks about Books Are My Bag and her book haul from her bookshop crawl around Colchester on Bookshop Party Day 2014.
Rob and Kate head off to London to visit the Book Fair and Penguin HQ.
It’s not long now until the winners of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize will be announced. In case you didn’t know, there are three categories – Best Picture Book, Best Fiction for 5-12s, and Best Book for Teens, plus an [Read more]
What happens when someone is locked in overnight at a library?
We are delighted to say that you can now hear Rob and Kate discussing all things books on the Waterstones podcast!
If you’ve been to your local bookshop in the UK today, hopefully you already know about Books Are My Bag. BOOKS ARE MY BAG is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. This collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors and is the [Read more]
This week Kate and Rob discuss the new titles selected for the Waterstones Book Club and talk about their purchases as part of Independent Booksellers Week.
Waterstones are asking for the books that changed people’s lives. Did one book make you want to change your job, travel the world, or see the things around you in a different way? Kate and Rob discuss the Books That [Read more]
Rob and Kate discuss recent initiatives to encourage new readers, including National Libraries Day, new Quick Reads books for 2013, World Book Day and Night and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013.
We spoke to Cathy Rentzenbrink, Project Director at Quick Reads, about the history of Quick Reads, who they are aimed at and what she’s reading now. Can you tell us a little about the history of Quick Reads? Quick Reads [Read more]