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updated on 08/09/2020

Opening Times

Operating Hours set on 16/06/2020
09:00 – 20:00
09:00 – 20:00
09:00 – 20:00
09:00 – 20:00
09:00 – 20:00
09:00 – 19:00
10:30 – 18:00
Opens in  7 h 14 min.
7 h 14 min


An average sized Waterstones bookshop merchandises a range of around 30, 000 individual books, with 200, 000 titles in the largest shop. With over one million books in print, and around 120, 000 new consumer titles published every year (compared with around 10, 000 in the 1950s), the expert recommendations and advice of the company's booksellers are key ingredients in its success. Waterstones' flagship shop on Piccadilly in London is the biggest bookshop in Europe.
With specialist floors concentrating on fiction, academic genres and children's books (among many other subjects) it is a great resource for booklovers everywhere. A great 5th floor bar helps to relax our customers in between heavy bouts of serious browsing.
Waterstones in Gower Street, London, is our flagship academic shop, and Europe's biggest academic book specialist.

Company description
Waterstones' mission is to be the leading bookseller on the high street and online providing customers the widest choice, great value and expert advice from a team passionate about bookselling. Waterstones aims to interest and excite its customers and continually inspire people to read and engage in books. Waterstones first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in 1982 and currently trades from nearly 300 shops, on high streets and in shopping centres, and through numerous university campuses in the UK, Republic of Ireland and continental Europe (Brussels and Amsterdam) as well as on the Isle of Man, Jersey and the Isle of Wight.
Bookshop, Bookseller, Used Books, Sports, Food & Drink, Child, Toys & Games, Scientifics
books, art and photography, audio downloads, audiobooks, biography, business, finance and law, children's, comics and graphic novels, computing, crime, ebooks, education, fiction, food and drink, health and wellbeing, history and transport, hobbies and games, home and garden, humour, kindle, mind, body, spirit, music, stage and screen, natural history and pets, poetry and drama, politics, philosophy and religion, romance, science fiction, fantasy and horror, scientific, technical and medical, sport, stationery and gifts, toys and games, Spirits
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