Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:41
The second branch of Waterstones' iconic London Hatchards bookstore will open in St Pancras station tomorrow (1st August).
An exclusive preview look inside the store ahead of its opening to the public revealed a modern, stylish twist on the 217-year-old Hatchards identity, with customers welcomed with a neon sign in the...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones’ appointment of Pan Macmillan’s Sandra Taylor (pictured) as head of events and external relations marks a renewed drive for the retailer to broaden its events profile.
Taylor, a former Bookseller Rising Star who has worked on publicity campaigns for titles such as Burial Rites by Hannah Kent...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:38
Harvill Secker is planning a series of events at Waterstones Piccadilly tomorrow (July 31st) to promote the release of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe. The debut novel by Romain Puertolas tells of a fakir who leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris, in search of a new bed of...
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...