Waterstones

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Cosy crime and Greek myth retellings: the Waterstones book of the year shortlist
Janice Hallett’s murder mystery has pipped Richard Osman to a spot on the bookseller’s list

Alison Flood

28, Oct, 2021 @9:01 AM

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Booksellers warn over Christmas supplies amid UK lorry driver shortage
Shops build up stocks early to offset bottlenecks as publishers warn Brexit and pandemic are delaying distribution

Sarah Butler

07, Sep, 2021 @3:53 PM

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Tesco and John Lewis will ask customers and staff to wear face masks
Retailers set out their policies for shops in England in run-up to end of restrictions on 19 July

Sarah Butler

15, Jul, 2021 @11:27 AM

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Waterstones prize winner Elle McNicoll: ‘I never saw autistic girls in books’
The author was repeatedly told that no one wanted to read fun books with disabled heroes. Now she has won the £5,000 Waterstones children’s book prize for her debut, A Kind of Spark

Alison Flood

01, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Reform business rates or risk a high street collapse, say firms
Tesco, B&Q and Waterstones join call for tax change to save thousands of retail jobs and shops

Zoe Wood and Richard Partington

08, Feb, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Waterstones says paying furloughed staff minimum wage 'would not be prudent'
Book chain says it is ‘sympathetic’ to petition signed by more than 100 staff in support of employees facing acute uncertainty on scheme

Alison Flood

04, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Book sales defy pandemic to hit eight-year high
Despite shops being closed for much of 2020, figures show Britons bought books in volume – although many authors continued to struggle

Alison Flood

25, Jan, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Maggie O'Farrell's 'wonderful' Hamnet declared Waterstones book of the year
Historical novel depicting the death of Shakespeare’s son from plague has already won this year’s Women’s prize for fiction

Alison Flood

02, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Retail and hospitality sectors warn of Christmas trade meltdown from Covid lockdown
Jobs at risk in England and billions of pounds at stake as firms warn online shopping network may not cope

Zoe Wood

01, Nov, 2020 @12:17 PM

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'We haven't seen anything like it since Harry Potter': UK bookshops report record week
With books delayed by the pandemic reaching shops alongside other titles aimed at the Christmas market, the trade has seen sales boom

Alison Flood

11, Sep, 2020 @12:40 PM

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Stephenie Meyer's Twilight retelling Midnight Sun comes out after 12 years
Retelling of her YA saga from the perspective of vampire Edward Cullen was shelved in 2008 after the leak of a draft manuscript

Alison Flood

04, Aug, 2020 @12:51 PM

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