Waterstones goes local in N8

Waterstones goes local in N8

North London’s Crouch End had been “crying out” for a general bookshop ever since indie retailer Prospero closed in 2011, says Luke Taylor, Waterstones London regional manager.

Opening its doors for the first time last Friday (5th May), Waterstones’ light and spacious Crouch End branch was greeted with a “really positive” and enthusiastic response from the local community, according to Taylor. Situated in Haringey, the village-like Crouch End has no shortage of cafés and coffee shops, but has been “desperate” for a bookshop, Taylor says. “Crouch End is awash with cafés. I think there are...

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