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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!


This week’s Top 10 bestselling books…


1. The Serpent and the Wings of the Night by Carissa Broadbent


2. The Housekeepers by Alex Hay


3. Long Island by Colm Toibin


4. Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang


5. The Dunlop Dynasty by Stephen Davison



Top 10 bestselling books from Waterstone’s Ballymena

6. Pop Up Peekaboo: Disney Winnie the Pooh by Frankie Hallam


7. The Guest by Emma Cline


8. The Bee Sting by Paul Murray


9. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover


10. Think Twice by Harlan Coben



Saturday Storytime…


Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 15th June at 12pm. We will be reading Amazing Dad by Alison Brown, to celebrate Father’s Day!


Amazing Dad by Alison Brown

This book is a joyful, inclusive celebration of dads and the love they give us every day.


Fathers Day (Sunday 16th June)…


We have a wide range of books, greetings cards and gifts to suit every Father for Father's Day. Here are a few of our recommendations.


Operation Biting by Max Hastings


Operation Biting by Max Hastings

The master of enthralling narrative military history and author of 'Operation Pedestal brings the heart-pounding, high stakes World War II commando raid on a crucial German radar installation to vivid life.


You Like it Darker by Stephen King


You Like it Darker by Stephen King

Twelve delightfully dark miniatures from the master storyteller, 'You Like It Darker' once more mines Stephen King's uncanny ability to unnerve, disturb and terrify.


Great-Uncle Harry by Michael Palin


Great-Uncle Harry by Michael Palin

Recounted with all of Michael Palin's customary storytelling verve, this moving volume combines biography, memoir, travelogue and history to create a rounded picture of the author's eponymous great uncle who perished at the Battle of the Somme aged just 32.


How to Read a Tree by Tristan Gooley


How to Read a Tree by Tristan Gooley

From the author of 'How to Read Water' comes an accessible and illuminating guide to understanding the rich variety of trees through the hidden shapes and patterns that most people miss.



Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club…


The next meeting of our Sci- Fi and Fantasy Book Club takes place on Thursday 20th June at 7pm. We will be reading The Days of the Triffids by John Wyndam.


The Days of the Triffids by John Wyndam

This is a devastating post-apocalyptic vision of a blinded society and insatiable carnivorous flora. We look forward to seeing everyone there, newcomers are especially welcome.


Young Adult Book Club…


The next meeting of our Young Adult Book Club for the 13-18 year old age group takes place on Thursday 27th June at 7pm. We will be reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This is a brilliant read, combining an intricate heist narrative with some truly breathtaking world-building, Bardugo's modern classic YA fantasy boasts unforgettable characters, jaw-dropping action and rich, immersive prose aplenty.


We look forward to seeing everyone at our June meeting, newcomers are especially welcome!



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