Waterstones is a British book retailer founded in London in 1982.
Operating from 275 stores across the country, the chain employs 4,500 people. The chain sells fiction, non-fiction, children's, and best-selling books, in addition to gifts and stationery items.
Waterstones hosts its own book awards, and names a book of the month based on the latest and greatest additions to its shelves.
The stores often feature in high street units, and have a calm-feeling, stylish interior. In addition, most stores host book signings and author talks.
Waterstones appeals to all ages and has an online website which includes 'click and collect' as well as home delivery.