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Welcome to this week’s news, reviews, and ‘all-things-books’ latest from the team at Waterstone’s Ballymena!


1. World's Worst Monsters - David Walliams

1. World's Worst Monsters - David Walliams

2. No Plan B - Lee Child

3. Forever Home - Graham Norton

4. Marriage Portrait - Maggie O'Farrell

5. Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin

Top 10 bestsellers

6. Starlight Stables Gang - Esme Higgs

7. Saint of Lost Things - Tish Delaney

8. Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Airfryer Cookbook - Nathan Anthony

9. It's Not Summer Without You - Jenny Han

10. Uncle Paul - Celia Fremlin

Saturday Storytime...

Our next Saturday Storytime session will be held on Saturday 22nd July at 12pm.

Don't Say Elephant! Book by Nicola Slater and Stuart Heritage

We will be reading Don't Say Elephant! by Nicola Slater and Stuart Heritage.

This is a warm-hearted and very funny story about brotherly love, the art of compromise and an elephant covered in cheese. We look forward to seeing everyone there, there will also be colouring-in afterwards.


Our new Game of the Month for July is... Happy Little Dinosaurs!

Happy Little Dinosaurs! Game

In Happy Little Dinosaurs, the first person to reach 50 points, or be the last Dinosaur standing, wins the game!

During each round, you’ll flip a Disaster card featuring a Natural, Predatory, or Emotional disaster. Each player will play a point card in hopes of collecting points and avoiding the disaster.

You will work to avoid all of life’s little disasters and laugh as they happen to your friends. If you collect 3 Disaster cards of the same type OR 3 different types of Disaster cards, you will be out of the game.

Point cards feature weapons, trinkets, and good luck charms that you use to collect points and avoid disasters. Each card has a point value between 0 and 9 that you will use when scoring a round. You can use Instant cards at different points during the game to tip the odds in your favor or save your Dinosaur from certain death.

Ages 8+ | 2 to 4 Players | 30 to 60 Minutes Playing Time


The next meeting of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will take place on 21st July at 7pm.

Fahrenheit 451 book by Ray Bradbury

We will be discussing Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. We look forward to seeing everyone there, feel free to bring a friend, newcomers are especially welcome!


Pinch of Nom: Budget - Kate Allinson

Pinch of Nom: Budget book - Kate Allinson

Reinventing classics and old favourites to create healthy and wallet-friendly treats, the phenomenon that is Pinch of Nom does it again with their glorious collection of 75 new recipes, easy and flexible cooking methods and joyous attitude.

Beyond the Story: 10 Year Record of BTS - BTS

Beyond the Story: 10 Year Record of BTS - BTS

Through interviews, images and behind-the-scenes information, Beyond the Story charts the meteoric rise and immense influence of Korean boyband BTS and is an absolute must-own for all fans of the K-pop megastars. The first ever official book!

The World's Worst Monsters - David Walliams

The World's Worst Monsters - David Walliams

The bestselling powerhouse that is David Walliams joins forces once more with talented illustrator Adam Stower for the latest hilarious and horrifying addition to the World's Worst series.


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