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Why James Daunt Feels Waterstones is “Desperately Vulnerable”

James Daunt, Waterstones MD

In a revealing interview, Waterstones MD James Daunt discusses why Amazon worries him so much, his admiration for Barnes & Noble and the Nook, and much more.

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James Daunt’s Difficult Task: Remake Waterstone’s, But In Whose Image?

Like Jesus, Waterstone’s MD James Daunt will have to perform a miracle to multiply the magic of his six-strong bookstore chain to feed the masses.

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UK Book Chain Waterstone’s Sold to Russian Billionaire

By Hannah Johnson Waterstone’s parent company HMV announced this morning that it would sell the UK book chain to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut’s company, A&NN […]

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Lonely Planet’s Ranking of the World’s Greatest Bookshops

By Edward Nawotka Lonely Planet has put out a top ten list of the world’s greatest bookshops, which is led by San Francisco’s City Lights […]

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Do Booksellers Promote Too Many Titles at Once?

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story describes some of the bookselling strategies of London’s Daunt Books. One focus of the piece is the fact that […]

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The Bookselling Secrets of London’s Daunt Books

Daunt Books

• Independent bookselling is not dead, but it takes close attention to the details — and a carefully edited selection of books — to thrive […]

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