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Waterstones, York

4.8
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Journey to the back of the shop and you'll discover a fun and buggy-friendly kids’ section complete with knowledgeable booksellers on-hand to help out, recommend books, and provide activities for little ones. There's even a slide for added excitement!

Up the curved staircase (or in the lift if stairs aren't your thing) we have our Café W, from which you can watch the world go by. It is the place for coffee and tea, cakes and savouries. Sit back, relax, read and enjoy the locally made tasty treats.

That's not all - we don't just sell you the books, we have many an opportunity for you to get involved too. Evening author talks, afternoon signings with big names (we're talking both celebrities and literati here!), kids’ activities and Story Time, and Book Clubs all occur frequently.

This page will be updated regularly with the latest offers, events and signings. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

To keep up-to-date with all our events, join our mailing list:

waterstonesyorkevents@gmail.com

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? Just ask and we will do our best to put the book in your hand. If we don't have it in stock we can order it for you. With our efficient ordering service, if it is in stock at our suppliers it should only take 2 working days to arrive in store for you to collect at your convenience. No more taking time out of your busy schedule waiting for the postman to arrive.

WATERSTONES LOYALTY CARD

With our loyalty card you receive 3p for every £1 that you spend. Save your points and use them as full or part payment towards your chosen book. If you do not need a bag we will also reward you with 5p in eco points.
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  • This Waterstones has a really warm, exciting atmosphere to it. It's visually pleasing and I really appreciate the free toilet too. Nice details, love the smell of their books.  more »
  • I always love to visit and browse a Waterstone's. The atmosphere is so relaxed and enjoying a hot chocolate as part of the experience really made it special  more »
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  • Not the biggest, but certainly one of the best Waterstones. Has a lovely warm and bohemian feel, with warm, helpful and courteous staff. I had only gone in to browse, but the warm feeling made me buy! This place has a cafe too, which had good coffee and good food, and again, warm, helpful and courteous staff.
  • This is a lovely bookshop. It has a nice range of books and there is some seating so you can go in and read. There's also a nice café where you can enjoy coffee and cake. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are sometimes events on such as book signings.
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