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Waterstones holds half-term children's 3 for 2

The Bookseller – 2012-02-09

Waterstones has brought its 3 for 2 offer back for one week, but only on children’s books...

Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlist revealed

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

This year's shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize includes new talent...

Irish arm of Waterstones reveals pre-takeover losses

The Bookseller – 2012-01-31

Waterstones in Ireland made a loss after tax of €12.9m up to April last year, as sales...

B&N 'developing partnership' with Waterstones over Nook

The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

US retailer Barnes & Noble is "developing a partnership with Waterstones to add the Nook...

Waterstones to open Russian "bookshop"

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Waterstones is to open a Russian-language "bookshop" within its flagship London...

Women writers dominate Waterstones 11 list

The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

Eight female novelists have made the Waterstones 11 2012 selection, with three novels each from...

Waterstones launches 'book club' promotion

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Waterstones has launched a "book club" promotion, with the strapline: "Books you...

Media reacts to Waterstones' logo change

The Bookseller – 2012-01-12

The chairman of the Apostrophe Society has called Waterstones' dropping of its apostrophe...

Waterstones reverts to original logo, drops apostrophe

The Bookseller – 2012-01-11

Waterstones is reverting to its original logo in the Baskerville serif font and dropping its...

Waterstones' e-book buyer Alex Ingram moves on

The Bookseller – 2012-02-13

Alex Ingram, Waterstones' e-book and development buyer, is leaving the company on 16th March...

Waterstones to close Epsom store

The Bookseller – 2012-02-22

Waterstones is to close its Epsom store next month, putting 10 jobs at risk. The last day of...

McShane new Waterstones head of books

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

Waterstones has announced former Piccadilly store manager Rik McShane as its new head of books at...

Waterstones' "promised land" due for Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-03-08

Waterstones' m.d. James Daunt has told independent publishers that the “promised land...

Waterstones to grow children's range and space

The Bookseller – 2012-03-12

Waterstones is set to grow its children’s range and space in stores over the summer...

Waterstones to move head office to Piccadilly

The Bookseller – 2012-03-13

Waterstones is to move its head office to its flagship store in Piccadilly to be closer to its...

Burke and Rentzenbrink to leave Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2012-03-22

Waterstones’ publisher liaison manager Simon Burke is leaving the chain and its publisher...

Waterstones partners with Granta for 'Britain' issue

The Bookseller – 2012-03-27

Waterstones has partnered with Granta for its next magazine issue, Britain, with the chain to...

Waterstones launches Easter half-price offer

The Bookseller – 2012-03-29

Waterstones launched a new Buy One Get One Half Price (BOGOHP) promotional offer on selected...

Duddle wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize

The Bookseller – 2012-03-29

Jonny Duddle, a concept artist for the new Aardman Animation film "The Pirates! In An...

Waterstones to sell Amazon Kindle

BBC – 2012-05-21

UK bookseller Waterstones plans to sell Amazon's Kindle e-book reader and other Kindle digital services.

UK bookseller Waterstones to start selling Kindles

Engadget – 2012-05-21

The UK's biggest bookstore chain has announced that it will start selling Kindles alongside other digital services from Amazon. Waterstones stores will let Kindle owners digitally browse books...

Daunt: Waterstones customers 'want Kindle'

The Bookseller – 2012-05-21

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the deal with Amazon to sell its e-reading devices and...

Shock as trade absorbs Waterstones/Amazon alliance

The Bookseller – 2012-05-21

  Publishers have given sharply divided reactions to news released this morning (21st May...

Mixed reactions continue to Waterstones Amazon deal

The Bookseller – 2012-05-21

Reactions of surprise and bemusement have continued in the trade today in the wake of this...

Daunt: 'tens of millions' going into Waterstones refit

The Bookseller – 2012-05-22

The Waterstones decision to sell Amazon Kindles and e-books has provoked widespread discussion in...

Café W to be rolled out at Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2012-05-25

Waterstones is planning to complement its newly announced digital offer by rolling out own-brand...

Daunt: other devices possible for Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2012-06-03

Waterstones could sell other devices instore alongside the Kindle, as m.d. James Daunt said the...

Waterstones launches summer campaign

The Bookseller – 2012-06-12

Waterstones has today (12th June) launched a buy-one-get-one-half-price (BOGOHF) Summer Reading...

Waterstones picks next 12 Book Club reads

The Bookseller – 2012-07-02

Waterstones has today announced the next 12 titles in its quarterly Book Club, featuring four...

Taylor to manage Waterstones Piccadilly

The Bookseller – 2012-07-03

Waterstones has appointed a new manager to run its Piccadilly store as part of a plan to...

Ian Matthews leaves Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2012-07-18

Waterstones divisional manager for the East region, Ian Matthews, has left with “immediate...

Waterstones in Bromsgrove closes

The Bookseller – 2012-07-26

Waterstones in Bromsgrove is to hold its last day of trading tomorrow (27th July) before the shop...

Waterstones chooses Aytmatov as Book of the Month

The Bookseller – 2012-07-30

Waterstones will feature Jamilia by Kyrgyzstan author Chingiz Aytmatov, originally published...

Head office reshuffle at Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2012-07-31

Waterstones has made further changes to its head office personnel, with Neil Best taking up the...

Waterstones changes store guidance on events

The Bookseller – 2012-08-01

Waterstones has issued new advice to its bookstores on running author events, after concern that...

Head of property leaves at Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2012-08-02

Head of property Andrew Milner-Walker has left Waterstones after 10 years "to pursue other...

Waterstones starts readying stores for Kindles

The Bookseller – 2012-08-17

The first digital units are beginning to be built into the Waterstones bookshop branches, as the...

Waterstones Autumn Book Club titles revealed

The Bookseller – 2012-08-31

Titles from publishers Hachette and Random House feature strongly on the Waterstones Book Club...

Waterstones delays head office move

The Bookseller – 2012-09-13

Waterstones is to delay its head office move from Brentford to its flagship London Piccadilly...

Waterstones begins new branding push

The Bookseller – 2012-10-05

Waterstones is rolling out a new branding campaign set to emphasise the benefits of shopping in a...

Waterstones to sell Paperwhite 'end of the month'

The Bookseller – 2012-10-16

The Kindle Paperwhite is go on sale through Waterstones stores by the end of the month, the...

Waterstones and Amazon begin Kindle promotion

The Bookseller – 2012-10-22

Waterstones has begun promoting the Amazon Kindle devices that will be on sale in stores from...

Waterstones welcomes Kindle with ‘light-hearted’ campaign

The Bookseller – 2012-10-25

Waterstones has launched a “light-hearted” branding campaign to coincide with selling...

Waterstones’ Daunt Pimps for Amazon Kindle: Good Idea?

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-26

As the Kindle goes on sale at Waterstones stores, MD James Daunt has been defending the highly criticized decision, insisting it is to his company's advantage.

Binet debut on Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist

The Bookseller – 2012-10-30

A debut novel translated from French is among the six titles shortlisted for the inaugural...

Waterstones to expand if Christmas a hit

The Bookseller – 2012-11-15

Waterstones will look to expand is business from next year if the chain records a good Christmas...

Polpo is Waterstones Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2012-11-30

A “beautifully designed” debut cookery book by London restaurateur Russell Norman has...

Debut authors make Waterstones 11

BBC – 2013-01-15

An award-winning ballet dancer and a French opera director are among the debut authors tipped for success in 2013 by book chain Waterstones.

Daunt: 'Two years' to transform Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2013-02-04

Waterstones managing director James Daunt has said it will take two years to transform the chain...

Waterstones unveils new "leaner" structure

The Bookseller – 2013-02-08

Waterstones has unveiled a new structure as m.d. James Daunt told staff the chain must “...

Shortlists revealed for Waterstones Children's Book Prize

The Bookseller – 2013-02-14

Random House Children's Books, Egmont and Little Tiger Press have each picked up two...

Waterstones to launch bookselling certificate

The Bookseller – 2013-02-25

Waterstones is set to launch a UK “industry first” professional qualification in...

Waterstones event for Meyer

The Bookseller – 2013-02-28

Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, will be holding an event in the UK next week for...

Pitcher wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize

The Bookseller – 2013-03-21

Annabel Pitcher was named a "genuine literary star" this evening as she won the...

Leicester branch of Waterstones to close

The Bookseller – 2013-04-22

One of the two Waterstones shops in Leicester is to close with nine people under the threat of...

Waterstones fundraises with "Maytilda"

The Bookseller – 2013-05-02

Waterstones has pledged to raise £200,000 a year for Booktrust's new Children's...

Early opening for Brown at Waterstones Piccadilly

The Bookseller – 2013-05-10

Waterstones has said it will be the first retailer to go on sale with signed copies of Dan Brown...

Six new Waterstones stores to open

The Bookseller – 2013-06-06

Waterstones has signed a lease for a new store in Dorking, the first bookshop opening since the...

Waterstones seeks new Wakefield site

The Bookseller – 2013-06-26

Waterstones is to pull out of its Wakefield shopping centre location when the mall redevelops...

Sixty-six managers depart Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2013-07-24

Waterstones has confirmed that 66 managers left the chain last week as part of its management...

Penguin: 'Double digit growth with Waterstones'

The Bookseller – 2013-07-29

Penguin UK achieved double-digit growth with Waterstones in the first six months of 2013, ahead...

Pratchett Kindle cases from Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2013-08-23

Waterstones is to launch two exclusive limited edition Terry Pratchett Kindle cases, including a...

Waterstones auction raises £75k for Children's Reading Fund

The Bookseller – 2013-09-30

Waterstones has raised over £75,000 for Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund at a...

Munro short story to be Waterstones exclusive

The Bookseller – 2013-10-14

Profile is to republish a short story by Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, to...

Daunt: sales rise at revamped Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2013-10-14

The refurbished Waterstones stores are seeing overall sales growth of between 5%–10%, m.d....

Beard book up for Waterstones prize

BBC – 2013-10-31

A graphic novel about a man's beard is up against works by Booker winner Julian Barnes and best-selling author Kate Atkinson for the Waterstones Book of the Year prize.

Waterstones Tenterden suffers fire damage

The Bookseller – 2013-11-06

The Waterstones branch in Tenterden, Kent, is likely to be closed “for some time”...

Departures at Waterstones in buying 'evolution'

The Bookseller – 2013-11-25

Waterstones has confirmed that four of the chain's range buyers have left the business as the...

Stoner is Waterstones Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2013-12-02

Forty-eight years after it was first published, Stoner (Vintage Classics) by the late US author...

Woolcott leaves Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2013-12-31

Waterstones marketing manager Jon Woolcott is leaving the chain after seven years. ...

Faber leads on Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist

The Bookseller – 2014-02-12

Faber has achieved three shortlistings for this year’s 10th Waterstones Children’s...

Waterstones sleepover for Jacqueline Wilson fans

The Bookseller – 2014-02-24

Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson will read from her new book Paws and Whiskers (...

Daunt: Waterstones key to discoverability

The Bookseller – 2014-02-27

Waterstones will switch to a new website platform this summer, to replace its current "...

Rundell takes Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

The Bookseller – 2014-04-03

Katherine Rundell’s novel Rooftoppers (Faber and Faber) has been crowned the overall winner...

Waterstones opens first new location since 2008

The Bookseller – 2014-04-17

Waterstones is to open a new store in Ringwood, Hampshire, on Saturday (19th April). It is the...

Waterstones opens revamped York store

The Bookseller – 2014-04-30

Waterstones has opened another new-look store in York. The York bookshop has moved from its...

Allen and Howells leave Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2014-05-13

Fiona Allen, head of PR and brand communications at Waterstones, and Jon Howells, the chain's...

Connors and Waterstones win at British Sports Book Awards

The Bookseller – 2014-05-21

Former tennis player Jimmy Connors, publicists Karen Geary and Rebecca Mundy, and retailer...

Waterstones to open 'The Southwold Bookshop'

The Bookseller – 2014-06-16

Waterstones has announced the opening of its fourth shop in two months in Southwold, Suffolk....

Best to leave Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2014-06-24

Waterstones’ business development manager Neil Best is to leave the company after 25 years...

Gollancz and Waterstones team up for SFF Festival

The Bookseller – 2014-06-25

Gollancz is to hold a one-day multi-media science fiction and fantasy festival at Waterstones...

Clinton appears at exclusive Waterstones signing

The Bookseller – 2014-07-03

Hillary Clinton has kicked off the UK promotional activity for her memoir Hard Choices (Simon...

Waterstones 'local' bookstore meets opposition from residents

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-07-23

UK bookstore chain Waterstones recently opened a location in Southwold, Suffolk titled Southwold Books. Some residents say it's hiding the fact that it's not independently owned.

Waterstones stocks Amazon Publishing's Sherratt

The Bookseller – 2014-08-20

Paperback editions of books by Amazon Publishing UK author Mel Sherratt are being stocked locally...

Tourist gets trapped in Waterstones bookstore, sparks jealousy

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-10-21

Waterstones patron David Willis tweeted at the Twitter account for the company, alerting them that he was locked inside one of their stores.

Waterstones to hold 'sleepover' following tourist lock-in

The Bookseller – 2014-10-22

Waterstones Piccadilly is to host a sleepover this Friday (24th October), following an incident last Thursday night (16th October) where a tourist got locked in Waterstones in Trafalgar...

Who wants to sleep over at a Waterstones bookstore?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-10-22

After an American became accidentally locked inside a Waterstones location after it closed, the UK book store chain is inviting contest winners to stay the night.

Poirot and Jeeves join in Waterstones sleepover

The Bookseller – 2014-10-28

Detective Hercule Point and butler Jeeves joined guests at a sleepover event in Waterstones’ flagship store on Saturday (26th October). Altogether 19 guests spent 12 hours overnight in the...

Gateshead return for Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2014-10-31

Waterstones looks set to give its Christmas trade an added boost with the opening of two new branches between now and December 25th.

Flanagan and Macdonald on Waterstones shortlist

The Bookseller – 2014-11-11

Man Booker Prize winner The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Samuel Johnson Prize winner H is for Hawk are amongst the titles competing to win the Waterstones Book of the Year 2014. There are eight...

Eight books up for Waterstones prize

BBC – 2014-11-11

Richard Flanagan's Man Booker Prize winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North is among eight contenders for Waterstones Book of the Year 2014.

Exclusive Knausgaard box set for Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2014-11-20

Vintage has released an exclusive box set of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle series with Waterstones this week. The set comprises paperback editions of the first three books in the series, A...

Thirty-six authors head for Waterstones Piccadilly

The Bookseller – 2014-11-27

Authors David Mitchell, Michel Faber and Malorie Blackman are among a total of 36 writers who will be socializing with customers at a Waterstones Christmas shopping event in London tonight (26th...

The Miniaturist named Waterstones Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2014-12-02

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton has been named as the Waterstones Book of the Year. Burton's debut novel, published by Picador, beat a shortlist that also included Man Booker Prize winner The...

Daunt: 'Waterstones could break even this financial year'

The Bookseller – 2014-12-02

Waterstones will “break even” this year if the retailer has a good Christmas, according to its m.d James Daunt. In an interview with the Guardian, the Waterstones boss said the chain’s...

Healey and Burton on Waterstones spring list

The Bookseller – 2015-01-06

Waterstones has revealed its Spring Book Club titles with half of the 12-strong paperback selection authored by debut novelists, including newly crowned Costa First Novel winner Emma Healey...

Waterstones' core Christmas sales up 5%

The Bookseller – 2015-01-07

Waterstones’ core Christmas sales were up over 5% year-on-year but overall revenue was hit by lower sales of Kindle devices. The chain bookseller’s m.d, James Daunt, said the company had a...

Waterstones in talks to buy Blinkbox books

The Bookseller – 2015-01-14

Waterstones is in exclusive talks to buy Blinkbox books, The Bookseller understands. Tesco is in exclusive talks with one buyer, thought to be Waterstones, with a deal expected to be finalised by...

Bookseller killed by falling sign at Blackpool Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2015-01-14

Waterstones has confirmed the tragic death of one of its "much-loved" booksellers, Margaret Sheridan, after an incident at its Blackpool shop yesterday (12th January).  The company paid tribute to...

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