Tagged: James Daunt

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

The Bookseller's c.e.o. predictions for 2019

Following on from The Bookseller's 'alternative' predictions for 2019, senior figures share their hopes and expectations for the year ahead. Read more

Book sales 'going brilliantly' as booksellers rally for last days of Christmas trading

Booksellers are predicting a bumper end to 2018 as the week before Christmas sees strong sales, with Waterstones “sitting very handily”, according to c.e.o. James... Read more

Sally Rooney's second novel named Waterstones' Book of the Year 2018

Sally Rooney's "astounding" love story Normal People (Faber & Faber) has been named Waterstones' Book of the Year 2018. Read more

Pictures of the week

In this week's pictures round-up, Akala joins Stormzy to launch #Merky Books and CLPE celebrate its new crowdfunded literacy library. Read more

Indies express dismay as Waterstones starts selling Super Thursday titles early

Independent booksellers have expressed concerns that Waterstones is selling Super Thursday titles ahead of their publication date. Read more

Daunt wants Waterstones to move to firm sale model

Waterstones boss James Daunt has told independent publishers he would like to move away from a returns model to a firm sale model. Read more

Waterstones unveils 'more generous' loyalty card

Waterstones has today unveiled a new, “more generous” loyalty card, the Waterstones Plus, which has been developed in-house by the chain’s booksellers. Read more

Retail Spotlight: Hodges Figgis

The venerable Dublin bookseller, namedropped in Ulysses and a focal point for literary tourists thereafter, remains a stalwart of the books scene in the Irish... Read more

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