Harrogate Waterstones to get a café

Waterstones bookshop in Harrogate.
Waterstones bookshop in Harrogate.
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Games, authors and children's favourite Hugless Douglas - Waterstones in Harrogate is offering a feast of entertainment at its 'relaunch fair' shortly.

The book shop's upstairs has been largely closed for the past few weeks as the store on James Street gets a new café and a bit of a makeover.

Staff are inviting the public to join them for a weekend of fun and games to celebrate Waterstones Harrogate's new-look new upper floor with its new café called 'W'.

The curtains will be lifted on all this exciting news for local book lovers over the weekend of September 3-4.

The Waterstones Harrogate Relaunch Fair will also feature visits by two literary celebrities.

Saturday will see local crime author Frances Brody coming to the new-look Saturday store to do a book signing at signing at 1pm.

Sunday will see children's character Hugless Douglas in store throughout the day.

There will also be vintage fairground games such as skittles, ring around the bottle, tin can alley and ping pong bounce.

Other family-friendly events will include free face painting in the bookshop's children's section, decorate a carousel horse, bun decorating and a Beat the Bookseller quiz at 7pm.

All events are free to attend but the public are advised to book places for the Beat the Bookseller quiz.

Call 01423 531953 or email harrogate@waterstones.com