Tagged: James Daunt

Why the Barnes & Noble sale may help US publishers buy better books

Could a revived physical retail scene allow US publishers to make more decisions based on editorial instinct rather than numbers alone?  ... Read more

Jimmy six-hundred: Mr Daunt goes to New York

In all of the current adulation for James Daunt, current chief executive of Waterstones and incoming chief executive of Barnes & Noble, it is worth... Read more

Balancing the books

Kurde Atfield, manager of Waterstones in Horsham, calls for perspective as real living wage campaigners pile pressure on Waterstones m.d. James Daunt.    ... Read more

The perfect Foyle?

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

Booksellers keep Covid-19 measures and urge 'responsible' shopping

Booksellers are planning to continue some level of Covid-19 safety measures, despite the government’s scrapping of all mandatory precautions in England, including face masks and social... Read more

Indie bookshops face 'danger' from third-party sites, Daunt warns

Independent booksellers face “danger” by allowing third-party sites to “sever the connection” between them and their customers, Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned. ... Read more

Elliott buys US chain Paper Source with Daunt to oversee company

Waterstones and Barnes & Noble owner Elliott Investment Management is buying the assets and operations of US stationery and gift retailer Paper Source, with James... Read more

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,... Read more

Daunt Books eyes Muswell Hill opening

Daunt Books is in talks to open a shop in Muswell Hill, The Bookseller can confirm. Read more

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