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Excellent

“Brilliant for books.”

published 16/07/2001

Lots of books.

large shops - you can get lost!

Being an avid reader with some unusual tastes, I have spent a long time trawling through bookshops in search of something interesting. Waterstones are, based on my experiences, the most interesting source of books to be found on the high street. Enter a Waterstones anywhere and you can expect to...

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Excellent

in the op

ditto

Imagine the scenario...there I am, curled up on a large leather sofa, new book in one hand, cup of coffee in the other, the very image of a contented bookworm at home. However, bizzarely enough, I am not at home, I am in what is perhaps the only nice shop in Bradford city centre. Waterstones is...

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Excellent

great atmosphere, literary events, helpful staff, ...

not often have my course books in when i need them...

I have to say that out of all the bookshops in Sheffield, Waterstones is indeed the nicest shop you can visit. If just for the atmosphere! You step in, and the place is warm. There are tables of books on offer which are alluring to any standard bookworm, and irresistable to those who devour books...

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Super

Sometimes it does so well.

And sometimes not.

I should say from the start here that I am biased in some ways about Waterstone's. As an employee in a Scottish branch both full time and part-time for five years, I gained some unusual insights about this chain of bookshops. I finally left two years to pursue another career, but have often been...

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Good

“Looks good on the surface...”

published 29/06/2001

Staff and service, atmosphere and layout.

It's just so painfully average!

Waterstones is one of the best-known names in bookselling, with branches, oh, about every forty yards on the country's high streets, and an online shop. Their meteroic rise has disguised the fact that the stores are pretty average really. The layout and atmosphere I might as well start on the...

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Excellent

Cool, Fun, Modern, Nice Staff

Mainly in Large Towns Only

~~THE COMPANY~~ I am writing an opinion on Waterstones, the book store owned by HMV Media. The company has about 200 shops nationwide, mainly found in large cities only. ~~WHAT THEY SELL AND SERVICES~~ Well the obvious is books. Waterstones sell every kind of book imagineable, and if they have...

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Excellent

“My second fave book shop”

published 28/11/2001

Good books, nice staff, very clean.

Some books are expensive

Waterstones is my 2nd favourite book shop - Ottakers being my main love! Both placed in the centre of Norwich, not far from each other, I'm usually in either one or the other! Today I was in Waterstones. I saw a book by Raymond Briggs called 'Ugg' I wanted to check out, so I merrily walked in the...

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“Beware the Bookseller”

published 08/08/2002

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I should probably start by explaining my relationship with Waterstones… It started when I was about 10. When my mum left the family home, my ickle brother and I spent weekends with her, and quite often we’d end up at Waterstones on a rainy Sunday afternoon, we could hang out there...

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Excellent

“A Great Bookshop”

published 23/09/2001

Wide Range, Nice Stores

Often more expensive than buying elsewhere

Waterstone's is probably my favourite book shop to go into if I want to browse a wide range of products, every store I have visited seems to stock a good range of the books I am interested in, with larger stores stocking a number of books that would have taken a few weeks to deliver had I ordered...

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Excellent

“Read on and on and on”

published 12/03/2001

Loads of books, friendly professional staff and cl...

Books are usually full price and I don't care!

There is a Waterstone's in Birmingham, West Midlands... (drooling already)... it is crammed with books on several levels... (even more drooling)... it is a marvellous place to (too late - glazed over now)... As my better half will tell you, I am a book addict. Fortunately she does like...

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Excellent

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With Plymouth having two Waterstones, I would just like to write a little bit about the one I visited yesterday. I regularly visit both, not always to purchase items but to have a look at what is on offer in them. For those of you who are not familiar with Waterstones, it is a shop that sells...

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Excellent

“A Peaceful Home Of Books”

published 08/03/2003

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There is nothing I love better than to have a look around Waterstone's at the new books and to then go home and just read. It is such a calm thing to do and you can be in the middle of some mystery or adventure world whilemhaving your nose buried into a book. My favourite category is chick lit as...

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Excellent

“Stone the Crows”

published 08/07/2002

If it's not in stock they will order

None of note

Taking a trip to a bookshop is not the liveliest of activities. In this world of Video and Video games, of internet and mobile phones, youths are being brought up in fast society were the attention span is slowly shrinking whilst my belly is slowly expanding (but that’s another story). How...

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Super

“love it or ...”

published 30/01/2003

High street presence

Hard to find non-best selling titles

Reading (everything from children's comic, fiction/non-fiction to marketing leaflets...If a piece of paper had words on it, I'd read it.) has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. One thing I've looked for when I first came into this country is a bookshop. Found my first...

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Excellent

clean and efficient

probably a bit pricier than most

You know people who borrow CDs from the library, record them, and then take them back, and then incessantly harp on about how they got a free CD? Or even worse, buy a CD from a shop, record it, and then take it back saying they bought it as a present for someone but they’ve already got it (or...

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