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This week’s TOP 10 and Manager’s personal recommendation from Waterstone’s Ballymena

We are delighted to have a new weekly feature bringing you the local Top 10 selling books from Waterstone’s Ballymena alongside the personal recommendation of store manager (and book lover) Victoria Murray, and any upcoming news and events!

Throughout the year Ballymena’s local bookstore also plays hosts to a number of events, including evenings with authors, themed events for children, and book clubs that provide a space for the community, young and old, to share their love of reading.


1 Bread and Butter - Ciara McLaughlin

2 Verity - Colleen Hoover

3 Still Life - Saran Winman

4 Mammy Banter - Serena Terry

5 The Magician - Colm Toibin

6 Greenwich Park - Katherine Faulkner

7 Again, Rachel - Marian Keyes

8 Spanish Love Deception - Elena Armas

9 Ariadne - Jennifer Saint

10 The Book Club - Roisin Meaney


“My recommended read for this week is Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner.

“This book is a dark, compelling look at motherhood, friendships, privilege and the secrets we keep to protect ourselves. It is a twisty novel and it is the perfect domestic thriller.

“Addictive, sharp, and compelling, Greenwich Park is a clever and knowing delve into the female psyche as well as a devastating and addictive murder mystery. If you love Lisa Jewell and Paula Hawkins then you will love this!”


Young Adult Book Club

Our Young Adult Book Club will be starting up in again in-store, and the next meeting will be on Friday 8 April at 4pm.

The Young Adult Book Club is for anyone aged between 13 and 18 years of age who enjoys reading.

The book for this meeting will be Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth. This book was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and is a great read!


We are having an event with local author Ciara McLaughlin on Saturday 19 March at 2.30pm.

Ciara will be signing copies of her new book Bread and Butter and she will be giving a biscuit decorating demonstration in store.

Ciara is an award-winning designer, cake artist and professional baker living at the foothills of the beautiful Antrim Glens. It was here that she grew up surrounded by traditional Irish baking and fell in love with those special moments spent in the kitchen.


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