Win a sleepover at Waterstones Piccadilly

Have you ever wanted to stay overnight in a bookstore? Dream no more!

Waterstones in Piccadilly, London

‘Waterstones bookshop, Piccadilly’ by Ben Sutherland / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Waterstones is organising a sleepover in Piccadilly store (London) on 24th of October 2014. This event is inspired by an incident where a tourist got locked in Trafalgar Square store last Thursday. He was rescued only after tweeting about his situation (see below).

The incident became a hot topic online. Many people wrote that they would love to spend a night surrounded by their favourite books. This caught the attention of Airbnb UK, who later presented the idea to Waterstones.

It’s amazing that ‘Night at Waterstones’ was formed within a week of discussion!

‘Night at Waterstones’ is only open to ten lucky guests and their friends (each guest can bring one friend along). It will kick off at 9 pm on Friday and end at 9 am on Saturday. Guests will be welcomed with a tour of the store (did you know that there are 150,000 titles in store?). They will also have access to free WiFi, entertainment, bedding and most important of all, food!

To enter the competition, visit Airbnb, create an account and answer this question “What book you would read if you were to spend the night in a bookshop, and why?”. Submit your entry before UK midday on Wednesday 22nd October.

Some of us aren’t able to participate due to our geographical limitations. Despite that, I would like to know your thoughts on the sleepover. If you were to spend the night in a bookshop, what book would you read and why?

2 thoughts on “Win a sleepover at Waterstones Piccadilly

  1. Oh man, this is so freaking cool. Might need to petition the local book stores here for something like it!

  2. Definitely a great idea to emulate. Forget sleeping, I would stay awake to explore the books.

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