The store provides a wide choice of books for lovers of reading.
Waterstone’s aims to interest and excite its customers and continually inspire people to read and engage in books.
Now part of HMV Group, Waterstone’s first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in 1982 and currently trades from more than 300 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland and continental Europe (Brussels and Amsterdam).
At Waterstone’s is the place where people who are interested in books can go to browse, a place that encourages new readers to expand horizons and that is home to booksellers that are passionate about the books that they sell.
An average sized Waterstone’s store merchandises a range of around 30,000 individual books, with 200,000 titles in the largest store.
With over one million books in print, and around 120,000 new consumer titles published every year (compared with around 10,000 in the 1950s), the expert recommendations and advice of the company’s booksellers are key ingredients in its success.
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