'I wanted the Waterstone’s stores to be the most civilised and welcoming places in the world'

In an extract from his memoir, Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone describes the early days of the chain's creation.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why the President Didn’t Want the World to Read Mary Trump’s Story

The new memoir takes you inside a dysfunctional American family—and into Donald Trump’s mind. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-07-09 19:25:33 UTC ]
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‘Everyone wants a place where they feel safe,’ says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

She says our global community is at a dire environmental moment in our collective history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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They wanted to remake the world; instead we got President Trump

Andrew Bacevich explains how America’s elites wasted the promise of the post-Cold War era. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A welcome reminder that there’s value to being a citizen of the world

Orlando Figes’s “The Europeans” is a sweeping history that highlights the importance of internationalism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-11 19:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Surfacing,’ Kathleen Jamie ponders the natural world and our place in it

The poet and essayist recalls visiting two archaeological sites where “the past can spill out of the earth, become the present.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-03 16:54:28 UTC ]
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Three plucky sisters refuse to accept their place in the world in Amy Stewart’s new novel

As the world verges on World War I, the battle of the sexes rages in “Kopp Sisters on the March.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-16 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies Want Support for New Stores

Opening order specials for new bookstores were nonexistent at major publishers as recently as fall 2015. The ABA is working to change all that. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Snapchat is welcoming outside developers, but doesn't want to make the same mistakes as Facebook

Snapchat is opening up to outside developers and apps for the first time in a bid to boost user growth with new features and collaborations. In doing so, the video messaging app is following the footsteps of its rival Facebook, which first welcomed outside developers in 2007. That helped... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strange bedfellows: what Elliott Advisors wants with Waterstones

Philip Jones reacts to the sale of Waterstones and the trade's concern that a private equity purchase of a book business rarely runs smoothly. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade welcomes Daunt's continued leadership after Waterstones sale

Publishers, authors and agents have welcomed Waterstones’ change of ownership this morning and expressed relief at the news James Daunt is staying on to lead the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jesmyn Ward | 'I want to tell the truth about this place'

We talked to Jesmyn Ward about her National Book Award-winnning third novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fire rips through Waterstones Southampton store

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire ripped through a Waterstones Southampton store yesterday. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt wants to stay on as Waterstones chief after sale

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 chain retailer after the new owners come in. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’

"When I arrived, nothing was broken. We had all the raw materials -- strong brands and great journalists -- but it felt like a bowl of spaghetti." The post Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book World to Close All 45 Stores Across the Midwest

Book World Inc, announced on Tuesday that it is closing all 45 of its bookstores due to a drop in sales due to the consumer shift away from shopping malls, where many Book World stores are located. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In a Connected World, Outside Wants to Help Us Unplug

Editor-in-chief Chris Keyes on Outside's 40th anniversary, its new book deal, and running a magazine-turned-multimedia brand in 2017. The post In a Connected World, Outside Wants to Help Us Unplug appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: Waterstones 'not put off' opening more unbranded stores

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has told The Bookseller he has received “endless” emails from members of the public urging the chain to open unbranded shops in their towns and cities, after the existence of such stores was recently highlighted in the press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones to close two stores but open one in Wimbledon

Waterstones is set to close two of its longstanding stores this summer at opposite ends of the UK – London’s Oxford Street Plaza and Edinburgh’s George Street branch. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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