Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:00
Scotland’s booksellers are seeing a “huge” boost in sales relating to the impending referendum.
If anyone was in doubt as to the economic impact of the vote itself, Scottish booksellers can confirm it has been beneficial for business, with some seeing as much as 40% of their overall sales go on books relating to the...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:50
Hodder & Stoughton is to release a special collector’s edition of David Mitchell’s forthcoming Man Booker Prize longlisted novel The Bone Clocks.
The publisher will also be creating special editions of the book...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:00
James Daunt is among the speakers at the Battersea Literature Festival, which is back after a three-year break.
The festival is being run in conjunction with Waterstones and Clapham Junction Town Centre partnership, supported by Wandsworth Council, and will take place over 1st-15th September 2014.
Daunt will speak on the...
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:40
Hundreds of people queued at bookshops which staged midnight events or early openings for the release of the new Haruki Murakami novel today (12th August).
Harvill Secker projected the e-book animated cover of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage onto the building next to Waterstones Piccadilly in London to...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:30
Bookshops from London to Edinburgh are gearing up to mark the publication of the new Haruki Murakami novel on 12th August.
Foyles new flagship branch on London’s Charing Cross Road will host a midnight opening party selling exclusive black cover limited edition copies of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:20
The second branch of Waterstones' iconic London Hatchards bookstore will open in St Pancras station today (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 traditional...
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...