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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstones Ballymena

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




1. Between Two Hells - Diarmaid Ferriter


2. It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover


3. The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman


4. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? - Dr. Julie Smith


5. Great Circle - Maggie Shipstead


6. Free - Lea Ypi


7. Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights - Dav Pilkey


8. Listening Still - Anne Griffin


9. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood


10. The Echo Chamber - John Boyne





Factory Girls - Michelle Gallen


This is a brilliantly witty book set in a small town in Northern Ireland.

Maeve McMurray is fed up with her job in the local factory and is hoping her exam results will be the ticket to an exciting new life in London…

'Factory Girls' has been well received so far by critics and readers alike. It is, “brilliantly observed and full of heart... up there on my list of best books for this year.” - Sheila O' Flanagan




Hopefully this Summer you will have the chance to explore some of the gorgeous scenery and signs of Nature we have here in this country, whether it be on foot, in the water or by vehicle.

We have a great Travel section in store to guide you on your way, below are some of our favourites for more local exploration!


Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide - Helen Fairbairn

This is a excellent guide to walking routes all over Northern Ireland, with over 34 to choose from. It has walks for all levels from fitness so there is truly something for everyone.

This is the perfect book for you if you're looking for inspiration as to where to go next.


Wild Swimming in Ireland - Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge


Cold water Swimming has grew in popularity over the last number of years, with many partakers praising its numerous physical and mental benefits.

This book is a great guide to help you discover a variety of places to swim, whether you're new to Cold water swimming, or have been doing it for years.


Take The Slow Road: Ireland - Martin Dorey


This is a great book to help you plan your next journey around Ireland either by Camper Van or Motorhome, with some advice on what to take with you.




Our next Saturday Story time will take place on Saturday 9th July at 12pm.

We will be reading 'Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy' by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton.

This is the latest instalemtn in one of the most popular, side splittingly funny Children's book series of the last few years. 

It involves Two Detective dogs embarking on a fun adventure to find Captain Chuckebeard's treasure.

We look forward to seeing you all there!



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