Hearts, flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals... Ok, commercialism has made it cheesy but Valentine's Day can be a glorious celebration of love in all its forms. Whether you're planning on having a delicious meal with your partner, a cosy night in with your closest friends or simply basking in your own amazing self, we've got an upcoming love-fuelled book event for you!
Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love Live | 20th February, 7:30pm, Cambridge Corn Exchange
When it comes to the sinister world of dating, there's nothing Dolly Alderton hasn't tried. Everything I Know About Love includes her reflections on romance, adulting, heartbreak and success. Joined by her best friend Lauren Benstead, Dolly will impart her wisdom to fellow would-be grown-ups.
Meet Angela Dyson, author of The Love Detective | 23rd February, 12pm, Waterstones Swansea
Clarry Pennhaligan is a regular 26-year-old without a single whiff of a life plan. However, when best friend Laura recruits Clarry to check out new love interest Simon, Clarry turns detective and embarks on a series of madcap hilarious adventures. With a cast of colourful, loveable characters, the first in Angela Dyson's series looks set to be a winner! Pick up a signed copy at a bookshop near you!
An Evening with Mhairi McFarlane | 7th March, 6:30pm, Waterstones Nottingham
You never forget your first love... right?! When Georgina's new boss Lucas turns out to be the very same boy who stole her heart with a simple text 12 years before, it feels like it might finally be their time. But Lucas doesn't seem to remember her at all! Bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane will be discussing her brand new adorable rom-com and you won't want to miss it.
Guess How Much I Love You Activity Day | 18th February, 10am, Waterstones Watford
Remind your little ones how much you love them at this themed activity day. They can get busy with mazes, colouring, puzzles and you can both hunt for Little Nutbrown Hare who is hiding somewhere in the shop!
Teresa Heapy, Loved to Bits | 18th February, 2:30pm, Blackwell's Oxford
Bring along the teddies that you've loved to bits and settle down to a fuzzy story time. Teresa Heapy will be in store with her new story about a very well-loved bear before handing the storytelling over to you.
Story Time: Julian is a Mermaid | 17th February, 10:30am, Waterstones Leeds
When Julian sees three women dressed as mermaids, he develops a burning desire to look just the same. This wonderful story about loving and expressing your true self is an essential tale for the upcoming generation.