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On 11 Nov 2013 at 1:18pm Hopeful wrote:
I have been told that Waterstones have signed to take over the whole ground floor of the Wynn, Mayo, Baxter buildinng in the precinct. Can anyone confirm?
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 1:27pm liquidpebble wrote:
confirmed
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 1:46pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Wow, that's great news!
A decent bookshop is much needed in town.
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 1:48pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Wow, that's great news!
A decent bookshop is much needed in town.
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 2:56pm Andy wrote:
Hmmm. It would be great but here are some facts:-
Waterstones are closing branches not opening
The footprint on the ground floor is too small. It is also split into lots of small rooms.
Waterstones normally have 3,000++ sq ft stores.
I've been wrong before but i reckon it's bull**it. Got any facts??
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 3:07pm Googler wrote:
It seems that Waterstones may be coming to Lewes.

Check it out here »
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 3:17pm Bookworm wrote:
I have no problem with Waterstones coming to the town, but perhaps it would be better to have a small independent, locally owned/run bookshop, rather than another national chain? That said, I guess the economics mean that a larger chain stands a better chance of survival than an Independent?
Hoepfully Waterstones won't feel the need to open a coffee shop or franchise within their store, given the vast number of over-priced coffee outlets we already 'enjoy' in town...
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 4:28pm Potato wrote:
This is very good news for Lewes. A decent bookshop and a large empty space being turned into something that doesn't sell over-priced antiques, too-expensive clothes or insanely pricey pastries. Now, if it can provide the kind of events for adults that Bag of Books does for children Lewes will start to be a really good place to be for literature.
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 6:41pm Sweet Pea wrote:
I wish it was a Poundland
 
 
On 11 Nov 2013 at 7:20pm Border Control wrote:
What does Lewes have in common with Lewes ? A new Waterstones !!
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 7:44pm lewes resident wrote:
would rather have a primark
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On 11 Nov 2013 at 9:29pm Bumpkin wrote:
Well, interestingly, sources direct from Waterstones state that it will be opening in the new year...!!!!!

....wouldn't bright ideas be a better building the use?
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On 12 Nov 2013 at 10:23am TDA wrote:
Good news
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On 12 Nov 2013 at 7:01pm Hello Trevor wrote:
Lewes already has an excellent independent book shop - Skylark in the Needlemakers. Support your local independent stores!
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On 13 Nov 2013 at 3:17pm old cynic wrote:
We will never, ever, get a Primark or a Poundland - none of the units in town are anywhere near big enough.
I don't think Skylark need worry hardly any of the fab books they stock will appear in Waterstones - in fact Waterstones is pretty useless, multiple copies, no variety, over priced, unless you want the latest potboiler or girly soft porn pretending to be literature. Get your books from the library (use it or loose it) and from one of the excellent charity shops we have in town ;-)
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On 13 Nov 2013 at 5:46pm Earl of De Montfort wrote:
er, have you been in the Waterstones in Brighton? Floors and floors of many genres and authors. Seems pretty varied to me. Plus, they sell decent board games too so looking forward to a source in Lewes
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On 14 Nov 2013 at 12:46pm Old Cynic wrote:
Yup, been in the Brighton store - get good discounts in there as most of these books seem to have been kicked around the floor and damaged!
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On 15 Nov 2013 at 12:01am Belladonna wrote:
Old cynic - a couple of years ago I would have agreed with you about the Brighton branch, but I was in there last month and they have really improved. I was really impressed with the wide variety of titles, especially the Art books. The Costa coffee concession was annoying though
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On 16 Nov 2013 at 9:58am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Yes, the Brighton shop looks fantastic these days. Waterstones are vlosing branches, but only in the towns that probably shouldn't have had a large bookstore in the first place. I know that they've been looking at Lewes for years, so I think it's definitely going to happen. Whether the chain itself will survive the competition from Amazon is another issue, but opening shops in bookish towns instead of places like Stevenage is a step in the right direction.
 
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On 17 Nov 2013 at 11:20am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
You may well have a point. I was in Croydon Waterstones in the run-up to Christmas last year, and it was practically empty.


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