Waterstones

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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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Julia and the Shark’s writers on their pandemic-driven book lauded by Waterstones
The novel written and illustrated by husband-and-wife duo, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston, has been named children’s gift of the year by Waterstones, while Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics wins book of 2021

Alison Flood

02, Dec, 2021 @9:35 AM

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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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