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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstone’s Ballymena

Waterstone’s Bookshop in the Fairhill Shopping Centre, Ballymena

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


1. My Father's House by Joseph O'Connor

Number one bestselling book at Waterstone’s Ballymena - My Father's House by Joseph O'Connor

2. The Cloisters by Katy Hay

3. Bored of Lunch Healthy Slowcooker: Even Easier -by Nathan Anthony

4. Rabbit's Pancake Picnic by Tegen Evans & Paula Bowles

5. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

This week’s top ten bestselling books at Waterstone’s bookshop, Fairhill Shopping Centre in Ballymena, County Antrim

6. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

7. The Tall Tale of the Giants Causeway by Lari Don

8. The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook by Sam & Dom Milner

9. Masters of the Air by Donald Miller

10. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 17th February at 12pm. We will be reading The Queen Next Door by Marcela Ferreira and Sally Agar.

The Queen Next Door book by Marcela Ferreira and Sally Agar

This is a beautifully illustrated modern day fairytale filled with friendship, fun and fairness. We look forward to seeing everyone there, there will be colouring in afterwards as normal.


We are excited to announce our shortlist for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, now in its 20th year! There are three categories, Illustrated Books, Books for Younger Readers( 5-12 Years) and Books for Older Readers(13+).

The Cats We Meet Along The Way book by Nadia Mikail

Each category will have its own individual winner and an overall winner will be chosen. Our 2023 winner was The Cats We Meet Along The Way by Nadia Mikail, a poignant read about a seventeen year old girl and her family taking a roadtrip across Malaysia to find her estranged sister.


Anna O by Matthew Blake

Anna O book by Matthew Blake

Anna O hasn't opened her eyes for four years. Not since the night she was found in a deep sleep by the bodies of her best friends, suspected of a chilling double murder...


The Dunlop Dynasty by Stephen Davison

The Dunlop Dynasty book by Stephen Davison

An insider’s view of the incredible world of road racing, it is the ultimate tribute to the family’s unparalleled success and their continuing influence on their chosen sport.


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