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Getting stuck into a good book is the perfect antidote to modern life - especially at this very trying time. To help you find your gateway to escapism, be it travel-related or something altogether different, we've collated the very latest Waterstones promo code and deals right here for you to save while indulging in your favourite reads.

Top Waterstones promo codes & discounts

Save on travel guides, maps, language phrasebooks, travel tips and travel writings plus loads more fiction and non-fiction books in 2024/2025. Buy online for less with the latest deals and discounts from Waterstones.

  • Save up to 20% on fiction & non-fiction paperbooks
  • Browse latest special offers & online deals
  • Filter paperbook offers by category, price & rating
  • Get free delivery to UK addresses with Waterstones
  • Offer available online for orders over £20
  • Select 'FREE DELIVERY' at checkout
  • Browse latest offers on travel books & guides
  • Including guidebooks, phrasebooks & travel advice
  • Get free UK delivery on orders over £20
  • Students save an EXTRA 5% online with Waterstones
  • Save even more with 'plus Student' membership
  • Student ID or ac.uk email address required
  • Discover popular travel games, toys & puzzles
  • Includes card games for children & adults
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  • Explore latest book releases & pre-releases
  • Check out featured titles & recommended reads
  • Filter by age group, type, price & rating
  • Check out top deals on bestselling books
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  • Choose from over 10,000 books & buy online
  • Search for books on weather & travel related topics
  • Filter books by type, format, price & star rating
  • Includes guidebooks for travellers & holidaymakers

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About Waterstones

Waterstones* is one of those special UK companies that reassures us with its presence, offering a comforting familiarity whether shopping in-store or online.

Current Waterstones promo code & online discounts on books & more for 2024/2025
Current Waterstones promo code & online discounts on books & more for 2024/2025

Launched in 1982 by the eponymous founder, Tim Waterstone, the company has grown to over 280 bookshops across the UK. The last remaining national bookshop chain, now part of the Daunt Books family, it prides itself on promoting authors of all experience levels as long as the quality is top-notch.

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"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." - Dr. Seuss


The breadth of books available from Waterstones is simply staggering. Online you'll find more than 10,000 items with something for every discipline. There are guides to gardening, computing, photography and hobbies as well as books for all ages of children and educational texts for every stage.

Then there's the staple crime and thriller publications, plus culture, food, fashion, health, romance, sci-fi and so much more. To help you navigate its overwhelming stock, you can browse by category, of course, but also by handpicked recommendations and the likes of the ever-changing books of the month and bestsellers list.

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Travel books & maps

You can travel the world ten times over with Waterstones extensive collection of travel books. Of course, there are countless destination guides* (region, country and city) guides by the likes of Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and Bradt Guides.

These are broken down further by geography - region, country, city - as well as by theme - such as food and drink and activities like walking, camping and hiking.

As well as the more traditional guides, you can also lose yourself in travel writing* with personal stories from the likes of Simon Reeve, Helen Attlee, Rory Stewart, Elizabeth Bowen, Levison Wood, Dervla Murphy, Bill Bryson and Michael Palin.

Then there's the multitude of other topics including maps*, travel tips and advice* and language phrasebooks*. Your imagination will be firing on all cylinders after a snoop around Waterstones travel section.

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Books of the Month

Filtering Waterstones immense catalogue of publications by topic is one thing but once you arrive at your chosen subject area, there's likely to still be a helluva lot of titles to pick from. This is where Waterstones' Books of the Month can help.

Sticking to a specific monthly theme, a book is chosen from each category that best reflects this. For example, in March with Mother's Day occurring, Waterstones chose to focus on womanhood, with fiction, nonfiction, thriller and children's - among others - recommendations that all harnessed this idea.

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Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Waterstones' Bestsellers collection highlights those books which people just can't get enough of. From new releases to timeless reads, Bestsellers incorporates a little bit of everything and is a great place to start if you're unsure of precisely which book will scratch the need-to-read itch.

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Books You Should Read

In a bid to help us all tick off the classics and headline hitting books we've never quite got round to reading, Waterstones created its Books You Should Read collection.

Here, you'll find all the big names you know but haven't perhaps managed to open the cover of, from the likes of George Orwell's Animal Farm and Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall to Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Meanwhile, in the Books You Should Read travel section*, you'll find inspiring tales including Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries, Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads and Joe Simpson's revered Touching The Void.

There's no better time to tick off some of those titles you've never read but whose pages you've always hoped you'd open one day.

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Whether you're driving, walking the dog, trying to get to sleep or simply resting your eyes, an audiobook on CD is a great way to consume a story, fiction or nonfiction.

Waterstones has an enormous library of audiobooks on CD for you to buy online from classic tales to biographies, novels, comedy and so much more. So give your eyes a rest and check out the latest online deals from Waterstones to see if you could save on a CD audiobook today.

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Waterstones Plus

Waterstones Plus* is the famed bookshop's customer loyalty programme. Register for free and you will earn one stamp for every £10 you spend. Once you've collected 10 stamps, it's converted into the equivalent of a £10 voucher to put towards future purchases or spend in any Waterstones Café.

Likewise, you can also collect Waterstones Plus stamps in physical shops, online, the Waterstones app* and in Waterstones Cafés. Eligible students* will also receive an extra 5% off purchases when they sign up to Waterstones Plus.

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"The world was hers for the reading." - Betty Smith

Waterstones gift cards

Give the gift of a book or audiobook with a Waterstones gift card. Brilliant for story lovers of any age and interest, the Waterstones gift card lets someone special choose just the right read (or listen) courtesy of you.

Choose between a physical gift card that is posted, either to you or the recipient or an eGift card, which is emailed either to you to print out or forward on or directly to the recipient.

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Waterstones delivery options

Waterstones offers a number of delivery options for online purchases including free delivery* for orders over £20. Find out more about other delivery options from Waterstones below:

Region Price Delivery time†
UK - 1st class £3.75 2 - 3
UK - 2nd class £2.75 or free for orders over £20 4 - 6
Click & Collect Free 4 - 6
Western Europe £9.00 + £1 per additional item 7 - 8
Rest of world £12.50 + £1 per additional item 7 - 10

Delivery time in working days.

Please note: owing to the current coronavirus outbreak, Click & Collect is not available. In addition, owing to high demand, delivery times may be a little longer than usual.

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"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling

Waterstones FAQs

Does Waterstones offer free delivery?

Yes - free 2nd class UK delivery* is available for orders over £20. Items in stock are usually dispatched within 24 hours and should take four to six working days to arrive.

Does Waterstones offer a student discount?

Yes - students with a valid .ac.uk email address can sign up to Waterstones Plus for all of the benefits plus an extra 5% off. Visit Waterstones to find out more about the student discount*.

Can I cancel or amend an online order?

You cannot change the delivery address, delivery method or order quantities once the order has been placed. If you do need to amend the order, it's best to cancel it and reorder with the correct/amended details.

To cancel, simply sign in to your Waterstones* account and visit the 'Orders' page. If you used guest checkout, head to your confirmation email and click on 'Track your order'. If it order has not yet been dispatched, there will be an option to cancel it at the bottom of the order summary.

For any more information, it's best to get in touch with Waterstones* directly.

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