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Waterstones hit by ‘nightmare’ stock issues after warehouse system upgrade
Technical difficulties have led to backlog of unfulfilled orders and stock shortages in store for the bookshop chain

David Barnett

09, Aug, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Wanted: desert island resort in Maldives seeks barefoot bookseller
Passionate about literature, adventurous, outgoing, creative and happy to stay shoeless? Kunfunadhoo has the perfect job

Donna Ferguson

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Shortlist announced for Waterstones debut fiction prize
The ‘dazzling’ finalists include Sequoia Nagamatsu, Eloghosa Osunde, Tara M Stringfellow, Tess Gunty and Louise Kennedy

Sarah Shaffi

20, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Shock ending: how the Costa book awards changed reading – and pitted husband against wife
After 50 years, the prize has been scrapped. How did it change Britain’s literary landscape? And what happened at the awards when Margaret Drabble was seated next to Theresa May?

Claire Armitstead

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘After lockdown, things exploded’ – how TikTok triggered a books revolution
Have teenagers taken control of publishing? With some authors notching up a billion views, we look at how TikTok is electrifying the world of books – creating bestsellers, reviving classics and rescuing neglected genres

Claire Armitstead

08, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mary Smith obituary
Other lives: Bookseller turned teacher who became a counsellor to students in Leeds

Anne Haynes

03, Jun, 2022 @4:08 PM

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‘Everywhere I stop bookshops are thriving’: novelist Jon McGregor tours his latest book by bike
Bored of the online book readings brought on by Covid, the writer saddled up to see how many independent book stores he could visit in a week on two wheels

Jon McGregor

22, Apr, 2022 @10:22 AM

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UK publishers take £6.7bn in sales as TikTok crazes fuel purchases
The social media platform was a surprise driver for new and older books as sales rose 5% for print and digital

David Barnett

21, Apr, 2022 @12:32 PM

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Waterstones launches scheme to raise £1m for Ukraine
Bernardine Evaristo and Jasper Fforde are among the authors whose books will be sold to raise money for Oxfam’s appeal

Sarah Shaffi

20, Apr, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Hannah Gold’s The Last Bear wins Waterstones children’s book prize
‘Triumphant debut’ with environmental theme, illustrated by Levi Pinfold, is awarded £5,000 prize by the chain’s booksellers

Lucy Knight

31, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Waterstones acquires Blackwell’s, the UK’s biggest independent bookseller
Sale of 143-year-old family-owned business marks a further concentration of the industry

Jem Bartholomew

28, Feb, 2022 @7:11 PM

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Family owners put Blackwell’s bookshops up for sale
Waterstones seen as potential buyer after 143-year-old chain ditches plan to become employee-owned

Sarah Butler

01, Feb, 2022 @3:51 PM

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