Philip Jones on how the “designer bookshop” is becoming central to how high streets are reinventing themselves in the 21st century.
Elliott Advisors, the UK arm of an American hedge fund, has reportedly made a formal offer to buy Waterstones.
Waterstones plans to press ahead with its programme of opening new premises in 2018, despite the business being up for sale.
Waterstones’ managing director James Daunt has said he is confident the bookselling chain will find a buyer, after posting its latest set of financial results... Read more
James Daunt has said the process of selling Waterstones has resumed after Christmas, while expressing a desire to stay on as managing director of the... Read more
Waterstones boss James Daunt has slammed the widespread closure of public libraries as a "disgrace", arguing that the decline will have a damning effect on... Read more
The week before Christmas saw the biggest value takings for books since 2007, but bad weather and a surge in online orders hit brick and... Read more
Bricks-and-mortar booksellers have an extra weapon in their arsenal when it comes to persuading the UK government of the importance of addressing the “unfair” playing... Read more
Waterstones managing director James Daunt has moved to dismiss any suggestion that a Russian bank collapse will impact on the future ownership of the retail... Read more
Fears for the status of staff from EU member states has emerged as the “overwhelming” concern for the UK book trade, as it grapples with the... Read more