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


1. The Woman in Me - Britney Spears

Number one bestselling book The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

2. Carl Frampton - Carl Frampton

3. Rambling Man - Billy Connolly

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer - Jeff Kinney

5. In My Own Words - Sean Quinn

Top 10 bestselling books

6. John Hume - Stephen Walker

7. Common Decency - Susannah Dickey

8. The Marriage Portrait - Maggie O' Farrell

9. Really Good, Actually - Monica Heisey

10. The Blunders - David Walliams


Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 3rd November at 12pm. We will be reading 'Harriet the Strongest Girl in the World' by Ben Lerwill and Beatrice Blue.

'Harriet the Strongest Girl in the World' children’s book by Ben Lerwill and Beatrice Blue

Lerwill and Blue's delightful picture book centres on a girl with powerful abilities and the travelling circus that helps her to embrace them.

We look forward to seeing everyone there, there will be colouring in afterwards!


The Woman in Me - Britney Spears

The Woman in Me book by Britney Spears

Global megastar Britney Spears reveals all in her candid and heartfelt memoir, covering her incredible, tumultuous career, her controversial conservatorship experience and more.

The Secret - Lee Child

The Secret book by Lee Child

Reacher returns in another high-octane rollercoaster ride of a novel from Lee and Andrew Child, as the US government call the lone wolf in to investigate a spate of strange, seemingly unconnected deaths across the country.

Rambling Man - Billy Connolly

Rambling Man book by Billy Connolly

From America to the Arctic and from Nepal to New Zealand, Rambling Man is Billy Connolly's love letter to the locations, people and incredible adventures that have resulted from a life on the open road.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer - Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer book by Jeff Kinney

The Wimpy Kid is feeling the strain in the 18th side-splitting instalment of Kinney's popular series as homework, schoolmates and revision threaten to get the better of him.

5 Ingredients Mediterranean - Jamie Oliver

5 Ingredients Mediterranean cook book by Jamie Oliver

Combining the concept behind Jamie's hugely popular 5 Ingredients with his abiding love for and knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine, this sensational cookbook serves up 125 flavour-packed, hassle-free recipes.

The Blunders - David Walliams

The Blunders book by David Walliams

Filled with laugh-out-loud incidents and riotous mishaps, The Blunders follows the hilarious escapades of the titular upper-class family in their crumbling stately home.

Guinness World Records 2024

Guinness World Records 2024 book

From rollercoasters to coral reefs, discover more mind-boggling world records in the 2024 edition of the bestselling favourite.


The next meeting of our Young Adult Book Club for 13-18 year olds will take place on Thursday 30th November at 7pm. We will be reading 'You Could Be so Pretty' by Holly Bourne.

You Could Be so Pretty book by Holly Bourne

This a dystopian novel that takes inspiration from 'The Handmaids Tale' We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting, feel free to bring a friend along, the more the merrier!


The next meeting of the Sci FI and Fantasy Book Club will take place on Thursday 17th November at 7pm. We will be reading 'Babel' by R.F Kuang.

Babel book by R.F Kuang

Kuang's stunningly wrought novel is a compulsive dystopia about the power of language and the evils of authoritarianism, represented by the looming titular tower of translation. We look forward to seeing everyone there, newcomers will be made especially welcome.


We are looking forward to the Ballymena Discount Day on Thursday 2nd November!

We will be running a Double Plus Stamps Offer on our fantastic Waterstones Plus Loyalty Cards.

This is a great opportunity to get ahead of the Christmas shopping!


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