Unfortunately, my local bookshop - and I use the term 'local' loosely - is just a tiny Waterstones with an even tinier YA section, and I'm pretty sure they haven't hosted a decent book event for seven or eight years. So, being the unfortunate countryside blogger that I am, whenever I want to go to a book signing I always have to go to London. And that's where my absolute favourite bookshop is.
Waterstones Piccadilly, London, isn't the most original choice, but it's honestly the best bookshop I've ever been in. The first time I went was for a Rainbow Rowell signing a few months ago, which you can read about here.
- There are six floors to explore.
- It's the largest bookshop in Europe.
- They have the best book signings. If an author announces a UK tour, you can almost guarantee they'll be stopping off at Waterstones Piccadilly.
- It's next to a Costa and a Paperchase. Enough said. *love heart eyes*
- They have really comfy armchairs dotted around, so you can just chill and read.
- They have a bar on the fifth floor with amazing views of the city skyline.
- There is an incredibly awesome YA section.
- It's so big you could probably get away with doing a #waterstonestexan and hiding until after the store closes. You'd have plenty of time to read and to build a book fort...
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