Tagged: James Daunt

Retail on the edge

Philip Jones how the “designer bookshop” is becoming central to how high streets are reinventing themselves in the 21st century. Read more

Trade fears for supply and skill of staff after Article 50

Fears for the status of staff from EU member states has emerged as the “overwhelming” concern for the UK book trade, as it grapples with the... Read more

Millwood Hargrave's 'mesmerising' debut wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Poet and playwright Kiran Millwood Hargrave has been named the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 for her debut novel The Girl of Ink... Read more

Daunt Books Chelsea in redevelopment threat

Daunt Books in Chelsea may have to move after more than 10 years if a planning application to redevelop the building block is granted tonight... Read more

Daunt slams 'crushing consistency' in chain bookselling

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt emphasised the necessity of giving power to individual store managers in bookshop chains, calling the "crushing" consistency exemplified by chain stores like... Read more

Long-awaited Philip Pullman series The Book of Dust revealed

Twenty-two years after the release of the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman is set to release a new three-part series to... Read more

Waterstones' retail director McShane departs after 17 years

Waterstones’ retail director Rik McShane has left the company after 17 years. Read more

Waterstones to open shops in 'double figures' in 2017

Waterstones will aim to open at least 10 new shops in 2017, its m.d James Daunt has told The Bookseller, after the chain made its first... Read more

Waterstones back in the black after five years

Waterstones has reported a profit for the first time under the ownership of Russian businessman Alexander Mamut and direction of its m.d. James Daunt.... Read more

Pictures of the week

This week's pictures feature a musician, a TV chef, a book-themed ice sculpture and more than a weeks worth of calories in cake. ... Read more

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