The publication of THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by beloved author Terry Pratchett, will be celebrated with a midnight opening and first UK reading at Waterstones’ flagship shop in Piccadilly, London on Wednesday 26th August.
A limited number of tickets will be available to Pratchett fans, enabling them to be part of a special in-store event and one of the first people in the world to get their hands on a copy of THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN on the day of publication. Commemorative tickets will be sent out on purchase which will give the holder access to a magical in-store evening.
Doors will open at 10:30pm whereby ticketholders will be admitted entry. Fans will entertained in-store throughout the course of the evening leading up till midnight. All books on the night will be exclusively stamped to mark the occasion.
At 11:15pm fans will be treated to the first UK reading of THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, from Terry’s close friend Rob Wilkins. They will then be able to get their hands on a coveted copy of the highly anticipated novel at the stroke of midnight.
Those who are unlucky in gaining a ticket are invited to join the queue from 11:30pm in order to get their hands on a book after midnight. They will then be able to gain access to the shop and join in with the first of the publication day celebrations.
Tickets go on sale on Monday 10th August at 12 noon. 200 tickets in total will be available to buy online from Waterstones.com/events. A maximum of 2 tickets is permitted per person. The link to purchase tickets is as follows: https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/start-order/rid/GXBZA4MN/language/en . Tickets will be priced at either £10.00 or £35.00 and will include a copy of either THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN hardback or THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN exclusive Waterstones slipcase edition plus a goody bag. Ticket holders will receive their book and goody bag at the event.