Waterstone's to close two branches

Waterstone's to close two branches

<p>Waterstone&#39;s is in discussions with staff in its Slough and Maidenhead shops after deciding to close both branches for &quot;commercial reasons&quot;.</p><p>The Maidenhead branch will shut on 8th January, affecting 12 people. Slough will follow suit in March, affecting five staff. A spokesman for the company said the closures were for &quot;commercial reasons&quot; but said the retailer was trying to find work for booksellers at other branches.</p><p>The news follows the closure of the Edinburgh Princes Street branch on Christmas Eve because of the building&#39;s landlord choosing to redevelop the site. Seventeen staff were affected.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>