Foyles is to open a seventh branch in London’s Waterloo Rail Station in the first week of November.
It will be 3,000 sq ft and similar in size and style to the company’s other railway station branch in London St Pancras International.
The new bookshop will have a ground floor and mezzanine and serve the 125m customers who pass through the station on an annual basis. It will stock approximately 15,000 titles and be run by Foyles’ divisional manager Susan Sinclair, who will soon be appointing a new store manager, supervisor and nine booksellers.
Sam Husain, Foyles c.e.o., said:“We are very much looking forward to serving new readers from our latest bookshop at Waterloo station. Much like our beloved shop at St Pancras International, Foyles at Waterloo will be ideal for commuters who need a quick read for the train or a gift on the go, or a browsing oasis for those who wish to stay a bit longer.’’
Foyles' other bookshops are based in London’s Charing Cross Road, St Pancras, Southbank Centre, Westfield Stratford, Westfield London and one in Bristol.
The shop’s opening hours will be Monday to Saturday from 7am - 9.30pm, Sunday 9am - 8pm.
The previous store Foyles opened was Westfield Stratford in November 2011. The St Pancras branch opened in February 2008.