Mon, 25/11/2013 - 17:16
Waterstones has confirmed that four of the chain's range buyers have left the business as the retailer looks to change its book buying strategy. Marketing director Ros Hines is also leaving the business.
The departing range buyers are cookery buyer John Lewis, military history specialist Alister Babb, along with Peter North, who...
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 09:14
Women writers dominate the shortlist for the 2013 Guardian First Book Award, in association with Waterstones.
Picador has two books on the shortlist: Hannah Kent’s...
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 09:00
Waterstones has secured a short-term lease for a new store in Blackburn which will be called a "Waterstones Sales Outlet".
The company will open a “cheap and cheerful” version of a standard Waterstones store initially, to see how it performs in the town, before deciding whether to make it a permanent site. It...
Wed, 06/11/2013 - 11:23
The Waterstones branch in Tenterden, Kent, is likely to be closed “for some time” after a fire broke out in the shop next door to it last night (5th November).
Around 60 firefighters and 10 fire engines attended the scene of Tenterden High Street in Kent last night after a blaze ripped through family hardware business...
Tue, 29/10/2013 - 07:30
Waterstones plans to move its York bookshop to new premises after 20 years in the same location.
The bookshop chain has applied to move from its current site in High Ousegate in the city to empty premises in Coney Street, formerly occupied by clothes store Republic which went into administration in February.
Mon, 28/10/2013 - 08:00
Booksellers are preparing to treat customers to a monster Halloween retail experience this Thursday (31st).
Physical and digital booksellers have got on the front foot with the increasingly celebrated event in the UK, organising ghoulish literary evenings and preparing spooky promotions.
Watestones will have witch-themed...
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:18
UK booksellers have called for VAT on e-books to be scrapped in the week that the European Commission announced the creation of an expert group to explore taxation in the digital economy.
Waterstones managing director James Daunt, Foyles chief executive Sam Husain and The Book People chief executive Seni Glaister have all endorsed...
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 07:00
The Folio Society is set to extend its customer reach through a partnership with Waterstones’ London bookshops.
The publisher—which concentrates on selling beautifully illustrated editions of “the world’s greatest books”—has previously only sold its books exclusively through its own website and...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 15:32
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is to chair the judging panel for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014.
The prize, run in association with Waterstones, rewards the best non-fiction writing on Russia and is worth £5,000.
Williams learned Russian in order to read the works of Dostoevsky in the...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 14:38
Profile is to republish a short story by Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, to be sold exclusively through Waterstones in the UK.
Munro's story, "Queenie", was originally published in the London...