Reading’s literary history is not as grand as some cities but has some points of interest; Jane Austen went to boarding school there, Oscar Wilde wrote De Profundis while imprisoned at Reading Gaol, and Jasper Fforde set some of his Nursery Crimes Division novels there.


Crunch Comics

Harris Arcade

Ecclectic Games: Local game shop with lots of events.


Games Workshop: Location for the national chain.


Waterstones: Reading location of the national chain.


Nerd friendly and nerd-adjacent;


The Collectors Centre in Reading: Two units selling collectables and memorabilia in the Harris Arcade.

Disney Store

Escape Reading

Fun & Frolic

General interest costume and party supply shop

GAME: The Oracle location for the videogame chain

HMV: Reading location of the national chain in The Oracle shopping center

WH Smith: The national chain has two locations in town and three more in the train station.





WARFARE 2018 will be held on 17th and 18th November 2018. The show is held at the Rivermead Sports Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading.RG1 8EQ. Parking and catering are available on site and doors to the show are open to the public from 10:00am onwards.