Branch within Next development is Waterstones' first concession within another retailer
Waterstones has partnered Next in opening a branch in the clothing retailer's development at Fosse Park West in Leicester. It is the first bookshop at Fosse Park since the closure more than 10 years ago of Borders, and the first Waterstones concession within another high street retailer. The branch will offer 20,000 titles.
Louise Walker, manager of the branch, said before the opening: "We're all really excited and can't wait to welcome customers into our lovely bright and airy new bookshop. We are receiving lots of encouraging messages through social media from our customers who can't wait to see our new shop!"
Kate Skipper, Waterstones COO, said: "‘We are delighted to be opening this brand new bookshop at Fosse Park, on the same day as Waterstones bookshops across England and Wales reopen their doors. We have been keen to bring a bookshop back to Fosse Park for a number of years, something which has been missing since Borders sadly closed their doors. We are very pleased to have found a way to make this happen through our new partnership set within Next's Fosse Park store. We are immensely looking forward to safely welcoming customers together and serving the readers of Fosse Park."