Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Foyles Charing Cross celebrated the publication of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with a midnight launch party on Saturday 30th July, where master of ceremonies Mark Campbell hosted a Harry Potter quiz.


Refreshments at the Foyles party included Harry Potter-themed cupcakes.


Meanwhile, Waterstones Piccadilly also held a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child party, attended by many eager fans who dressed up in character for the occasion.


Waterstones Piccadilly was transformed for the party, with decorations including a magical sweet shop.


25-year-old high school teacher Alex Harper came to the party at Waterstones Piccadilly dressed as wizard Albus Dumbledore.


The launch for Black Powder by Ally Sherrick (centre) was held at Waterstones Guildford on Thursday 4th August. Picture: Paul Stead Photography.


The Black Powder launch party was even attended by Guy Fawkes himself! Picture: Paul Stead Photography.


Zadie Smith read from her upcoming novel Swing Time at a preview event held at the Prince Albert pub in Camden on Thursday 4th August.


Smith signed proof copies of the book for fans at the event.


The Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) was held at Olympia in London from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July. Picture: Graham Martin/Showmasters.


Panels at YALC included journalist Anna James talking to authors Sara Manning, Sarah Barnard and Holly Bourne about 'squad goals'. Picture: Graham Martin/Showmasters.


Former Children's Laureate and YALC founder Malorie Blackman also appeared at the event, where she signed books for fans. Picture: Graham Martin/Showmasters.