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Why we need a healthy Waterstones

Recently  James Daunt announced that Waterstones had finally turned the corner of the long and winding road leading back to a healthy business. Operating losses have been halved – no mean feat in the economic climate that has stymied business since 2008. I know there are many out there who see Waterstones’ ubiquitous High Street …

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Letters to Klaus by Klaus Flugge: A twofa or maybe a threefa

Sorting out books after my hols I came across a copy of Letters to Klaus from the children’s publisher Anderson Press, published as part of the Independent Booksellers Week promotion which began last Friday. It’s brilliant and entirely original. Klaus Flugge launched Anderson Press in 1976, naming it after Hans Christian Anderson, and went on …

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