Waterstones Southampton West Quay

at West Quay Shopping Centre, Western Esplanade, Southampton, SO15 1QE United Kingdom

A modern, vibrant bookstore consisting of two sales floors including a coffee shop, at the end of the lively West Quay Shopping Centre.

Waterstones Southampton West Quay
West Quay Shopping Centre, Western Esplanade
Southampton SO15 1QE
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 02380232118


With an unparalleled range of books, from the latest bestsellers to old classics, Waterstones is one of the best loved names on the high street. At Southampton West Quay we are a welcoming first ‘port of call’ for cruise ship passengers and our wide range of local titles reflect all aspects of our beautiful surrounding area. We have a large children's department and pride ourselves on having strong links with local schools and the wider community. There's something for everyone here, not just books but a wide range of stationery and gifts for both adults and children. In our digital area you can find the full range of Kindles and a wide selection of accessories, for those of you who prefer to take your library with you! We also have a full events programme throughout the year and host many book signings with authors and celebrities from a wide variety of genres. Our friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will happily recommend you the best books – or just help you find the one you already know you want.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 19:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 19:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 20:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 19:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00- 19:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 17:00

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If you need a book recommendation, we're happy to help. You can tweet us at @WaterstonesWQ or post on this page with what you like to read and we'll work our magic to find the perfect book for you!

Published on 2015-02-17 10:20:25 GMT

Happy Half Term! We've got tons of children's books in our Buy One Get One Half Price offer this week, including activity books. Pop in and have a look!

Published on 2015-02-16 10:00:01 GMT

We're having a Harry Potter day on Wednesday the 18th of Feb. Games to be played, prizes to be won, fun to be had! If you'd like to come along please drop us an email to Southampton@waterstones.com or give us a call on 02380232118. Hope to see you all there!

Published on 2015-02-13 00:00:01 GMT

We've got the ACTUAL Cat in the Hat coming to our store on Saturday at noon! Come along for story time, and for a chance to brag to your friends about meeting a celebrity...

Published on 2015-02-12 10:30:14 GMT

The Winchester Festival has just drawn to a close after music, art, poetry and much much more have entertained us for the last two weeks. We especially enjoyed Ranulph Fiennes and his book Cold. A celebration of his life as 'the world's greatest explorer' after forty years of working in the world's most extreme conditions known to man. We also loved Sir Jonathan Miller and his book on further reflection, a man who straddles both art and science after his previous professions in art, medicine, opera and writing. Described as a brilliant humourist as well as a gifted and insightful writer by the New York Times. Furthermore, poet Ian McMillan, hailed by Carol Ann Duffy as 'world class' and as 'one of today's greatest poetry performers,' was brilliant. Performing Talking Myself Home, the Radio 3 and Coast presenter showed a skilled and enthralling performance. Stuart Maconie of the Radio times said 'if there's a more engaging presence on the radio than Barnsley poet Ian McMillan... Then I don't know it.' We can't wait for next years festival when we will be expecting great things as we saw this year. Josh Mace: age 15

Published on 2014-07-14 11:37:18 GMT

We are on the lookout for this year's summer Booktesters! If you're a keen reader aged between 6 and 16 and are interested in giving your opinion on new children's/teen books, then email Nicky Gale at southampton@waterstones.com