Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:30
Independent booksellers have voiced mixed reactions to the opening of Southwold Books, the first Waterstones bookshop to open under “independent” branding.
The store opened last Friday (18th July) to some controversy, after anti-chain store campaigners in the seaside town said it would lead to rent increases and drive out...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:40
Waterstones is set to close two shops in its estate after failing to renegotiate the leases.
The Eastleigh and St Neots branches will close next month.
Both stores were small and took less than £500,000 in annual revenue and it is expected that the booksellers working there will be redeployed to other nearby Waterstones...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:00
Author Michelle Magorian says some children read her classic Puffin novel Goodnight Mister Tom at “too young an age”.
At an "in conversation" event at Waterstones Piccadilly last night (24th July), journalist Libby Purves asked Magorian if she had any qualms about writing the part of the...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 08:50
Gollancz has released full details of the author events taking place at The Gollancz Festival 2014, being held in conjunction with Waterstones Piccadilly.
The festival, run by Orion’s science fiction and fantasy imprint, will take...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:35
Waterstones Southport bookseller James Rice has landed a two-book publishing deal with Hodder & Stoughton.
Associate publisher Kate Howard bought world rights to his début novel, Alice and the Fly, and one other book after an exclusive submission from Karolina Sutton and Norah Perkins at the Curtis Brown Group....
Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:54
American political giant Hillary Clinton is to sign copies of her new book, Hard Choices (Simon & Schuster) at an exclusive event at Watestones Piccadilly tomorrow (3rd July).
The signing will take place at 1pm and tickets are available from the...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 12:43
Waterstones new “idiosyncratic” Lewes store will officially open on Saturday (28th June), featuring a prominent children’s area and a café stocked with local produce.
The new shop has been erected in Lewes' historic Dial House building, which was originally a Quaker school for young ladies founded in 1826...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 09:20
Gollancz is to hold a one-day multi-media science fiction and fantasy festival at Waterstones Piccaddilly, featuring authors including Joanne M Harris, Ben Aaronovitch and Patrick Rothfuss.
The event will include readings and panels at the shop, with activities also taking place across platforms including Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones’ business development manager Neil Best is to leave the company after 25 years in bookselling.
He will leave the company to move to Eastbourne to spend more time with his young family.
Best began in bookselling in 1989 and worked in Waterstones in the UK and Europe, moving to head office in 2006.
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 15:25
Sarah Waters will be going on a two-week tour, largely of high street bookshops, to promote her new novel The Paying Guests (Virago).
Waters will begin the tour with an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25th August.
In the following days she will do evening events at Waterstones in York and...