About This Bookstore
At nearly 3000 square feet, our shop in London Waterloo station offers a range of around 15,000 titles, alongside an eclectic range of gifts, stationery and Foyles-branded souvenirs. The shop itself retains elements of the original station design, including two beautifully restored cupola-style ticket booths.
On the ground floor, time-pressed commuters can find new titles and bestsellers, with a focus on Fiction, Children's and Travel, as well as sections covering Art, Biography, Business, Cookery, History, Graphic Novels, Sport and more. Meanwhile, the mezzanine level is home to our full range of Fiction, as well as Crime, Science Fiction, Natural History and Science, offering a bubble of tranquillity amidst the hurly-burly of the UK's busiest railway station.
Our expert booksellers are, as always, on hand to help you find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's a quick read for your commute, a special gift or just help choosing from our broad range.
We look forward to welcoming you through our doors.
In Our Bookstore Now
Staff picks from Waterloo Station
Just Kids - Patti Smith
A touching memoir of Patti Smith's life and friendship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe, as well as an unforgettable portrait of 1960s New York. Laura
We - Yevgeny Zamyatin -
I won't lie, this doesn't end well. Then again what 1920s Russian dystopian novel does? Expect a jackboot firmly stamping on the face of humanity in this surreal take on man's desire for an earthly paradise. Leave your imagination at the door or risk getting it excised. Stephen
Constellation of Genius - Kevin Jackson
Remember those heavyweight critical studies of Modernism that you struggled through as a student? Well, this book isn't like that. Instead, it is a richly entertaining tapestry of historical and biographical vignettes and excerpts from diaries and letters, buttressed by typically erudite footnotes from polymath Kevin Jackson. Jeremy
Guapa - Saleem Haddad
Guapa is both a universal story of the perils of adulthood and a deeply personal examination of culture and identity. Haddad is fuelled equally by rage and compassion as he explores the social, sexual and economic chasms that divide his characters from each other and themselves. Chris
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
A fascinating exploration of courage, cowardice and, (it is Hemingway after all!) masculine authenticity, all set amongst the backdrop of 1920's Spain. Hemingway's first and best novel. Dan
All the books featured above are available to reserve instore, simply click on the links and choose to Click and Collect from the Waterloo Station shop.