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Britain’s Largest Bookstore Chain Says It Can’t Afford To Pay A Living Wage

More than 6,000 staffers at Waterstones have signed a petition for the chain’s in-store staff to be paid a starting wage of £9 per hour (£10.55 in metro London), and 1,340 authors have signed a petition in support. Though the chain returned to profitability two years ago, its managing director says it can’t pay that much: “There’s a long gap between wanting to do something and it being remotely sensible.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Britain, Words, Waterstones, 03.26.19


WWW-Scraper-ISBN-Waterstones_Driver-0.09

Search driver for the Waterstones online book catalog
Tags: Waterstones


Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell


A Pentameter of Poetry...

A small regathering of the Candlestick Chapter has been convened and we have been busy reading the latest pamphlets (Robins, Christmas Lights, and, pre-empting the Chapter verdict but I loved it, an exquisite short story The All Night Bookshop) and will be reporting back on them dreckly. Meanwhile I thought I would parade a pentameter of poetry books that are by my side at the moment, and likely to stay there for a while because it takes me months to read a collection of poetry properly. Seamus...
Tags: Books, Australia, Poetry, Time, 2018, Carol Ann Duffy, Waterstones, James, Clive James, Seamus Heaney, Duffy, Dovegreyreader, Alice Oswald, Lautus Press, Janie Hextall, Barbara McNaught


Love story Normal People is Waterstones' book of the year

Sally Rooney's second novel Normal People is already being turned into a BBC drama.
Tags: News, Bbc, Waterstones, Sally Rooney


Root Factors In Write Essay Around The Uk

It’s not hard to know why Costa Rica is usually consistently ranked amongst the most beautiful nations in the world. With its delightful vegetation, exquisite surface combined with lake lining golden beaches. Costa Rica is every visitor’s paradise. Not many people result in the nation with anything below what happy memories. Every year, thousands of people pay a visit to your continent. You will be a particular too. Every so often, writing a good higher education essay is usually difficult...
Tags: Photography, Costa Rica, Waterstones, Photography Business, Don, Ivy League schools, Harvey Mudd, Trevor Anthony Ramos


Visit to Greenwich 18 October 2018

My brotherinlaw Steve works for National Maritime Museum in London and is able to offer us the family entry to Cutty Sark the historic vessel standing in the heart of Greenwich. We met up with Steve and his son Bryn at Waterstones and Steve to
Tags: Travel, London, Greenwich, Steve, Cutty Sark, Waterstones, Bryn, National Maritime Museum


Melmoth ~ Sarah Perry

Right...you might need a pot of tea for this one because I'm not interested in reading Melmoth at all am I. Not one bit. The social media hype for the book has been relentless for six months, we've definitely all known 'Melmoth is coming'. In fact I wonder about the impact of that on an author these days, I would be worrying myself sick about the burden of expectation unless I was Dame Hilary. As a reader I have to confess to some weariness in the waiting. Can hype cancel itself out I wonder.......
Tags: Books, Prague, 2018, Cambridge, Plymouth, Christ, Charles Bridge, Waterstones, Helen, Thea, Susan Hill, Paul Gilbert, Franz, Sarah Moss, Jonathan Strange, Borodino


Melmoth ~ Sarah Perry

Right...you might need a pot of tea for this one because I'm not interested in reading Melmoth at all am I. Not one bit. The social media hype for the book has been relentless for six months, we've definitely all known 'Melmoth is coming'. In fact I wonder about the impact of that on an author these days, I would be worrying myself sick about the burden of expectation unless I was Dame Hilary. As a reader I have to confess to some weariness in the waiting. Can hype cancel itself out I wonder....
Tags: Books, Prague, 2018, Cambridge, Plymouth, Christ, Charles Bridge, Waterstones, Helen, Thea, Susan Hill, Paul Gilbert, Franz, Sarah Moss, Jonathan Strange, Borodino


Waterstones Buys Book Chain To Fend Off Online Booksellers

Waterstones is buying the 115 year-old family-owned chain Foyles, saying the deal will help to “champion” real bookshops in the face of online rivals.
Tags: Art, Words, Waterstones, Foyles, 09.07.18


Weekend reading: What is your reason for being?

What caught my eye this week. T here are some things you have to experience to fully understand. Losing your virginity is famously touted as one. Parents say bringing up a child is another. I haven’t had that pleasure and I am more than happy to take their word for it. One I would add to the list though is reaching what I suppose we must call ‘middle age’ (excuse me while I pop off to shout into a pillow… okay, back now, that’s better) and looking back at the various ways your life to-date has...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Marketing, Bbc, Britain, Dan Ariely, Waterstones, Terry Smith, Famous Five, Rachel, Seth, Chris Guillebeau, Bank of Mum, Other sites, Weekend Reading, Monevator


Waterstones buys Foyles to defend bookshops against Amazon

The deal will help booksellers fight back against Amazon's "siren call", says the boss of Waterstones.
Tags: Amazon, UK, News, Waterstones


We Need to Talk About...

...Notebooks. I might be a bit tardy about many things in life (unblocking drains, ironing, picking up spiders) but never let it be said that I shirk my responsibilities when it comes to the investigation and sampling of notebooks. For years I have been a Moleskine diehard; embellishing my book journals with a picture of my choosing, the notebook of the moment is never far from my hand and my pen. Then I migrated to Muji for a while and that was fine too. Occasionally I found myself going a...
Tags: Books, New York, Milan, India, UPS, Bruce Chatwin, Waterstones, Country Life, Muji, Dovegreyreader, Emily Wilson, Legami, Petrol Blue Legami Milano, Petrol Blue Small Legami


The Gallows Pole ~ Benjamin Myers

Honestly, I've had a right old tussle with The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (published by Blue Moose Books) before it finally won the day and kept me pinned to my gravity recliner for an entire weekend.  Saw the social media buzz about it last year... Interested given that I admire the writing of those creating the buzz but still avoided... Picked it up in Waterstones... spotted a cover-likeness to the old Penguin Crime novels, put it down again. More buzz getting louder... Ordered it on ...
Tags: Books, 2018, Yorkshire, Royal Mail, Waterstones, Spencer, Hartley, Jenny, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hargreaves, Dovegreyreader, David Hartley, Walter Scott Prize, Heptonstall, Benjamin Myers


Waterstones bookshop chain sold to Elliott Advisors

The bookshop chain, which has 283 outlets, is snapped up by investment firm Elliott Advisors.
Tags: Business, Waterstones, Elliott advisors


Bookshop chain Waterstones sold to Elliott Advisors

The bookshop chain, which has 283 outlets, is snapped up by investment firm Elliott Advisors.
Tags: News, Waterstones, Elliott advisors


The Friendship of Poets.

I didn't know Helen Dunmore and I don't know Susan Glickman, but when I bought my copy of Helen Dunmore's poetry collection Inside the Wave last year, a few months before Helen died, one of the first things I noticed was the book's dedication  'For Susan Glickman' Having also had a book dedicated to me for the first time recently I now understand quite how special this is. Jacob's Room is Full of Books might have been written by Susan Hill, but it's my book really; it's like a baby of mine. I ...
Tags: Garden, Books, Poetry, 2018, Philip Pullman, Waterstones, Helen, Susan, Mary, Jacob, Susan Hill, Yarrow, Dovegreyreader, Hanmer Springs New Zealand, Helen Dunmore, Susan Glickman


'Dartmoor a Wild & Wondrous Region' ~ RAMM, Exeter & I buy a book....

I think it's time we went to another art exhibition, you can't get enough of them at this time of year. The word on the street was that Waterstones, Exeter was much improved and worth a visit, so Bookhound and I set off one rainy day to take in the exhibition 'Dartmoor a Wild and Wondrous Region' at the RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) and a sojourn in Waterstones while we were in the city. Plymouth Art Gallery and Museum is currently closed for two years whilst undergoing major refurbishme...
Tags: Books, John Lewis, 2018, Exhibitions, Plymouth, Exeter, Waterstones, Antarctic, Scott, Richard Wilson, Penzance, Dovegreyreader, Arts & Crafts, Bookhound, Mostly Knitting, Some Quilting


Nick, Hugh and Ketty

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actor Nick Nolte (go here) on growing up in Iowa, the pills his mom gave him when he felt too tired to get up for school, how he almost wound up banned from high school football, the turning point that led him to him becoming an actor and the house he lives in today in Malibu that he built around a sycamore tree. Nick has a new memoir out, Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines. Also in the WSJ, I interviewed Joely Fisher (go here) on her fat...
Tags: Facebook, England, Dave, Iowa, New Orleans, Jazz, Ohio, States, Kate Bush, Louis Armstrong, Wall Street Journal, NICK, Cheltenham, WSJ, Malibu, Nick Nolte


British Bookstore Expertly Sells 'Fire And Fury' Using Trump's Own Words

The British bookstore chain Waterstones is quoting a very relevant critic to sell copies of Michael Wolff’s bombshell book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Tags: News, Michael Wolff, Waterstones


"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 30th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly. Please feel free to e-mail me or or contact me on Facebook or Twitter with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed. See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the we...
Tags: Facebook, Music, David, Wisconsin, Berkshire, Waterstones, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kelsey, Booktopia, Kirsty Logan, Berkshire Eagle, Media Res, Wisconsin Public Radio, New York Theater, J Harris, Elizabeth Avedon Journal


Londoners! I'll be speaking at Waterstones Gower Street with Ada Palmer on Nov 8

By a very happy coincidence, Ada Palmer and I are both passing through London on November 8 and we're doing a joint event at the Waterstones in Gower Street, starting at 6:30! The tickets (which include wine) are £6/£4 for students; you can book them here.
Tags: Post, Books, Science Fiction, UK, London, News, Events, Waterstones, Ada Palmer, Gower Street, Too Like The Walkaway, Waterstones Gower Street


Best book stores in the US

WHO DOES NOT LIKE walking the aisles of bookstores? People with poor taste, that’s who. I could spend hours in them, just browsing and enjoying the quiet atmosphere, and if the bookstore has a coffee shop, I’m likely to spend half the day getting buzzed on espressos and reading my new purchases. I bought a Russian edition of the first volume of Harry Potter in Saint Petersburg while trying to take a break from all the walking between metro stations, and I’m sure my butt print is still showing on...
Tags: Travel, Books, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Washington, Boston, New York City, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Reading, Chicago, Culture, United States, Alaska


Meet Love Island star Marcel in Reading this week

Marcel Somerville will be signing copies of his book Dr Marcel's Little Book of Big Love in Waterstones [Author: Lucy Thorne]
Tags: Home, Waterstones, Marcel, Lucy Thorne, Marcel Somerville


Room to Write – Isabel Losada writes narrative non-fiction anywhere and everywhere

Writing in exotic locations – and occasionally shop windows – is all in a day’s work for narrative non-fiction author Isabel Losada. This article first appeared in issue 2 of Publishing Talk Magazine. 3 minutes to read One of the joys of narrative non-fiction is that I write anywhere and everywhere. I wrote freehand in notebooks while suffering from potentially fatal altitude sickness in Tibet. I scribbled, in an altered state of consciousness, lying on a bamboo mat under the moon having swall...
Tags: Books, London, Tibet, Writing, Paris, Waterstones, Lamy, Vipassana, Northern India, Isabel Losada, Room to Write, W H Smith


Room to Write – Isabel Losada writes narrative nonfiction anywhere and everywhere

Writing in exotic locations – and occasionally shop windows – is all in a day’s work for narrative nonfiction author Isabel Losada. This article first appeared in issue 2 of Publishing Talk Magazine. 3 minutes to read One of the joys of narrative nonfiction is that I write anywhere and everywhere. I wrote freehand in notebooks while suffering from potentially fatal altitude sickness in Tibet. I scribbled, in an altered state of consciousness, lying on a bamboo mat under the moon having swallow...
Tags: Books, London, Tibet, Writing, Paris, Waterstones, Lamy, Vipassana, Northern India, NonFiction, Isabel Losada, Room to Write, W H Smith, Narrative Nonfiction


My Joni Summer...

There has been a fine conversation on social media various about Joni Mitchell in the last few days.  I can't remember how it started but lots of people have been drawn in and are commenting and we are all in a state of huge excitement about a forthcoming radio programme (September apparently) to which Linda Grant has contributed. Linda wrote this piece about Joni a couple of years ago when Joni's health had us all worried, and if I'm honest still does because Linda articulates something that I...
Tags: Books, Joni Mitchell, Waterstones, Linda, Joni, Linda Grant, Dovegreyreader, Joni Summer


Charlotte Crosby is coming to Reading after announcing return to Geordie Shore

Fans will be able to meet the TV presenter when she launches her book Brand New Me at Waterstones [Author: Jennie Slevin]
Tags: Home, Waterstones, Geordie Shore, Charlotte Crosby, Jennie Slevin


Did branding predict Brexit?

Branding predicted Brexit. This bald assertion points to a fascinating truth about the art of branding. Because branding feeds on, and feeds into, popular culture, it’s often a leading indicator of bigger, political phenomena. Where branding leads, the rest of us follow. Let me explain. 2016 was the year of populism. Among other things, the phenomenon of Brexit and Trump was a popular backlash against globalisation – the corporate mainstream of the last 30 years. It signalled the end of an era: ...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, John Lewis, Featured, Media, America, Brands, Reagan, Britain, Vw, Globalisation, Morrisons, Starbucks, Edelman, Seattle


Lydia Bright from TOWIE is no longer coming to Reading after Waterstones cancel book event

The reality TV star was scheduled to appear at a Girls’ Night In event at Waterstones in Broad Street with Grazia writer Lucy Vine [Author: Jennie Slevin]
Tags: Home, Waterstones, Broad Street, Lydia, Grazia, Jennie Slevin, Lucy Vine