Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Cakes, kitchens, and pinball machines, here are the pictures of the week.


Harvill Secker created bespoke pinball machines for Waterstones Piccadilly and Waterstones Sauchiehall in Glasgow to mark the release of Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball. Picture shows (from left) Lukasz Romanowski, Martin Ayub and Chris Poyntz of the UK Pinball League at Waterstones Piccadilly.


Goldsboro Books’ owner David Headley speaks to people at Fantasy in the Court on Thursday 6th August, which was attended by writers including Aliette de Bodard, Liz de Jager, Rebecca Levene and Snorri Kristjansson.


Quercus launched J Ryan Stradal’s Kitchens of the Great Midwest at Rita’s in east London on Thursday 6th August. Pictured are Waterstones’ booksellers.


Rose Tomaszewska, one of the editors of Kitchens of the Great Midwest, reads from the book at its launch.


Quercus staffers and bloggers at the launch of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.


Olympian Christine Ohuruogu popped along to Newham Bookshop in London on Thursday 6th August as Barbara Nadel launched her novel Enough Rope (Quercus).


Publicist Bethan Jones, author Ruth Ware, editor Alison Hennessey and marketer Vicki Watson celebrate the publication of Ware's In a Dark Dark Wood (Harvill Secker) at The Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall on Thursday 6th August.


Gizzi Erskine (centre) with Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh at the launch of Erskine’s new book Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite (Octopus) on Tuesday 4th August in London.


Eleven-year-old Halo, niece of Forward Prizes' assistant director Maisie Lawrence and a fan of David Almond’s Skellig (Hodder Children’s Books), shared a picture of her Skellig themed cake in the #Literary Cakes hashtag, created to coincide with the launch of a new series of BBC One’s “Great British Bake Off”.


Summersdale Publishers shared photos of cakes baked by its staff as part of the #LiteraryBakes hashtag on Twitter.