Waterstones U-turns over unbranded bookshop in Edinburgh

Stockbridge branch to open under Waterstones name rather than appearing independent Waterstones has backtracked on plans to open one of its new unbranded stores in a district of Edinburgh that is already home to an independent bookshop – following an outcry that included criticism from figures including the Scottish novelist Val McDermid.A shop will be opened in the Stockbridge area of the city but it will be clearly branded as Waterstones, according to the company’s managing director, James Daunt, who admitted: “We messed up.” Related: Paul Singer: the secretive wizard casting a spell over Waterstones Related: Waterstones boss James Daunt: 'Books still work and always will' Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones to open new London bookshop

Waterstones will open a new branch in London’s Victoria in the first week of December.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open two new bookshops in Sussex

Waterstones will open two new bookshops in Sussex later this year, with branches planned for Rustington and Hove. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open two new bookshops in London and Glasgow

Waterstones will open two new branches at London's Brent Cross and Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centres later this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Queues outside Edinburgh indie as The Portobello Bookshop opens doors

Edinburgh's latest indie The Portobello Bookshop has opened its doors to the public, with customers queuing to get in on its first day of trading.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tim Waterstone: 'Childhood scars pushed me to create bookshop chain'

A difficult relationship with his father was one of the factors which pushed Tim Waterstone to succeed in establishing the bookshop chain that bears his name, the retail entrepreneur has revealed in an extract from his forthcoming memoir, published in the Daily Mail. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open second bookshop in Nottingham

Waterstones is opening a second bookshop in Nottingham in time for Christmas trading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open pop-up bookshop on tiny Scottish island

Waterstones is to create a pop up bookshop on the Scottish island of Benbecula, which has just 1,300 residents. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open Stockbridge Books in Edinburgh

Waterstones is set to open another bookshop in Edinburgh in spring 2019, called Stockbridge Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa Lewis, is doing a reading of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book The Detective Dog. Related:... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Waterstones’ James Daunt: ‘Student of Bookshops’

From Brexit (no) to bookstore social space (yes) Waterstones' managing director James Daunt is certain about one thing: He wants 'to sell more books.' The post Waterstones’ James Daunt: ‘Student of Bookshops’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Waterstones to open 'The Southwold Bookshop'

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App offers Edinburgh bookshop tour

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Waterstones to open Russian "bookshop"

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Big Green Bookshop turns publisher

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 09:00 The co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop has launched his own publishing company and is set to release his first book with author Greg Stekelman. Simon Key, co-owner of the independent bookshop based in Wood Green, London, has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookshops celebrate Super Thursday and prepare for Bookshop Day

Booksellers are gearing up for a "very exciting and busy" Super Thursday today (5th October), although one has argued the multitudes of releases may mean some "great" titles get overlooked. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Chorleywood Bookshop crowned Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year 2016

Chorleywood Bookshop has been named the Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year 2016, making it the first shop to have won the prize twice. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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