Tagged: Waterstones

'I wanted the Waterstone’s stores to be the most civilised and welcoming places in the world'

In an extract from his memoir, Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone describes the early days of the chain's creation.   Read more

Life after Waterstones

Philip Jones considers the future of Foyles, following Waterstones' shock acquisition. Read more

The perfect Foyle?

Julia Kingsford considers the positives and negatives of Waterstones' recent acquisition of Foyles for both parties. Read more

Heed the parents

Philip Jones says that both Waterstones and Connect Books don't need rescuing, just nurturing. Read more

Quick, quick, back

Philip Jones looks at back at predictions for the future of e-book retail. Read more

Retail on the edge

Philip Jones on how the “designer bookshop” is becoming central to how high streets are reinventing themselves in the 21st century. Read more

DIY publicity

In 30 years of shop-floor bookselling, I have seen bulbous reputations rise . . . and pop. Below the hum of the launch party lies... Read more

Daunt plans new buying structure after flat year at Waterstones

Waterstones is to split its centralised buying functions into two roles, aimed at resolving the disconnect between what is ordered by the chain and what... Read more

Waterstones' Steven Cooper joins Hodder

Steven Cooper, previously a member of the events team at Waterstones head office, has joined Hodder as publicity manager, initially to cover publicity director Veronique... Read more

Tim Waterstone | 'It was very cleansing to write, but also to face the ugly stuff'

Philip Jones talks to Tim Waterstone about the founding of his eponymous high street chain and how his early years formed his view of bookselling.... Read more

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