Waterstones

Waterstones Dorchester gives a warm welcome to all who love books and beautiful things.

Inside their shop you will walk through rooms to inspire your reading choice and your practical needs. Downstairs you'll find the very latest and bestselling Fiction and Crime, and there is also a wonderful array of Gifts and Stationery for you to choose from. At the downstairs counter you can pick up or place book orders. Graphic Novels and Science Fiction will lead you to great Teen Fiction.

A warm and lively Children's section is the home of books they will love all our lives, as well as being a space for fun and creative events, with regular Story Times and Book Clubs.

Upstairs they have a world of Travel, History, Art and Cookery as well as Music, Biography, Religion and Health. It’s also a calm and quiet place to relax and choose Science or Politics books. Whatever your need, their very knowledgeable booksellers are always here to help.

Feedback

  • I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...

    Rob Ryan
    Feedback From 2015 Festival

  • I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).

    Elisabeth Luard
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.

    Edwina Toone
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

    Audience Feedback
    Feedback From 2015 Festival

  • Going from strength to strength, well done!

    Polly Greenway, Domvs
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!

    Maura Brickell
    Feedback From 2016 Festival