Waterstones to open two new bookshops in London and Glasgow

Waterstones to open two new bookshops in London and Glasgow

Waterstones will open two new branches at London's Brent Cross and Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centres later this year. 

The new 3,000 sq ft bookshop at Brent Cross shopping centre in North West London will launch on the 15th August with a day of celebrations. 

Waterstones Silverburn will follow in September, bringing a dedicated bookshop to the shopping centre in Pollok, Glasgow, for the first time. 

The launches come as the bookseller also confirms plans to open a new Hatchards at St Pancras Station in London on 8th August following the shop’s relocation to larger premises in the station, adjacent to John Lewis. 

The move allows Hatchards St Pancras, which first opened at the station in 2014, to increase in size by a third. An additional six booksellers will join the Hatchards team and the shop will stock a much expanded range of books and stationery.

Waterstones will also reopen its shop at The Bentall Centre, Kingston Upon Thames in September, following an extensive refurbishment and the addition of a new café bar. 

Waterstones c.o.o. Kate Skipper said: “We are very pleased to bring bookshops to Brent Cross and Silverburn, two of the busiest shopping centres in England and Scotland. We have been inundated over the years with requests to open in these locations and are thrilled finally to be able to do so. We are delighted also to be opening a much larger Hatchards shop in St Pancras Station, alongside a completely refitted shop in the redeveloped Bentall Centre in Kingston. These four, very different shops, demonstrate the vibrancy of bookselling at Waterstones.”

As a result of the new openings, Waterstones, including Foyles, Hatchards, Hodges Figgis and branches in Ireland, Brussels and Amsterdam, now has 291 bookshops.