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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 ... Read review

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Community Level 5tartantribe

tartantribe

Do ya want fries with that book- An Insiders Guide

AdvantagesSometimes it does so well.

DisadvantagesAnd 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 back as a customer. Hopefully my experiences can provide some helpful information to those wanting to know more about Waterstone's as well as the book trade ..." Read review
26.07.2001

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Community Level 8Louise90

Louise90

My second fave book shop

AdvantagesGood books, nice staff, very clean.

DisadvantagesSome 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 shop, and was delighted to find the book staring me in the face! But, I'm not here to talk about Mr R Briggs - I want to talk to you about Waterstones. The ..." Read review
28.11.2001

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Community Level 3JaySee

JaySee

Looks good on the surface...

AdvantagesStaff and service, atmosphere and layout.

DisadvantagesIt'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 most positive note - the layout is good, a lot more spacious than most bookstores, and it's never any bother to find the section of the store you're looking ..." Read review
29.06.2001

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Community Level 3miriamb

miriamb

Beware the Bookseller

AdvantagesPlease see text

DisadvantagesPlease see text

"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, looking at the books and reading. Jump to 15, and work experience. Although my friends from school had been busy arranging enviable two-week placements ..." Read review
08.08.2002

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

Brilliant for books.

AdvantagesLots of books.

Disadvantageslarge 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 be faced with a table of new releass, best sellers and big names. the front of the shop will be filled with the bovious, but if you venture a little deeper ..." Read review
16.07.2001

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