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Rooney wins 2018 Waterstones book of the year award

30 November 2018

UK bookselling chain Waterstones has selected Sally Rooney’s Normal People (Faber) as its book of the year for 2018. Chosen from a shortlist of eight, ‘Normal People was swiftly championed...

Waterstones buys Foyles

10 September 2018

British bookshop chain Waterstones has acquired independent bookselling chain Foyles, reports the Bookseller. Foyles has been a family-run business for 115 years, and currently operates four shops in London, and...

Waterstones partners with UK podcast

14 February 2018

In the UK, bookselling chain Waterstones has announced a year-long partnership with the podcast Mostly Lit to produce a series of in-store events and online content, reports the Bookseller. The...

Waterstones sales increase in 2014-15

5 February 2016

UK chain bookseller Waterstones has recorded a rise in sales for the year to 25 April 2015, leading MD James Daunt to comment that the company was ‘moving in the...

Picture book wins Waterstones Book of the Year

3 December 2015

Children’s picture book The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Particular Books) has won the Waterstones Book of the Year for 2015, reports the Bookseller. Bickford-Smith’s ‘elegant fable’ was...

Waterstones relaunches website with individual shop pages

18 February 2015

UK bookselling chain Waterstones has relaunched its website offering a ‘simpler and more pleasurable experience’ for customers, reports the Bookseller. The new website, which is optimised for tablets and smartphones,...

‘The Miniaturist’ wins Waterstones Book of the Year

2 December 2014

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Picador) has been named as the Waterstones Book of the Year. Burton’s novel was chosen from a shortlist of eight that included Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road...

Waterstones opens ‘indie’ bookshop

28 July 2014

UK bookselling chain Waterstones has opened a new store under ‘independent’ branding, reports the Bookseller. Southwold Books opened in July in the seaside town of Southwold and will ‘be run...

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winners announced 

4 April 2014

Katherine Rundell’s children’s novel Rooftoppers (Faber) has been named the overall winner at this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, reports the Bookseller. The novel also won the Best Fiction for...

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists announced 

14 February 2014

The shortlists for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize have been announced in the UK, reports the Bookseller. Bookselling chain Waterstones presents three children’s book prizes each year, each worth...

Waterstones ends debut novelist promotion 

17 January 2014

In the UK, Waterstones has ended its program for promoting debut novelists in its stores, reports the Bookseller. The Waterstones Eleven campaign, which had run for three years, promoted 11...

Waterstones to restructure bookshop management positions 

22 May 2013

UK bookselling chain Waterstones is restructuring its bookshop management positions to put more emphasis on shop-floor bookselling, reports the Bookseller. Managing director James Daunt has sent an email informing staff...