Waterstones boss Daunt hails 'exceptionally busy' week post-reopening

Waterstones boss Daunt hails 'exceptionally busy' week post-reopening

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the chain was “exceptionally busy” after reopening last week while reiterating that the decision to close bookshops, particularly during the second lockdown, “made no sense”.

Bookshops were finally able to open their doors in England and Wales on 12th April following more than three months of lockdown closures. Waterstones opened all its branches with the exception of stores at Leadenhall Market and Liverpool Street Station in London and Foyles in Birmingham Grand Central, where there has been reduced footfall owing to lockdown.

Daunt told The Booksel...

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