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

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

Waterstones sale to Elliott completes

The purchase of Waterstones by Elliott Advisors has now completed. Read more

Waterstones abandons ‘indie branding’ in Edinburgh following outcry

Waterstones has U-turned on its decision to brand a new branch in Edinburgh "Stockbridge Books", following an outcry from a nearby independent bookseller.... Read more

Golden Hare manager slams Waterstones' plans for nearby store

The manager of Edinburgh retailer Golden Hare Books has hit out at Waterstones’ plans to open an unbranded store nearby. Read more

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