Waterstones has been in operation since 1982, selling books to customers across the United Kingdom. Nowadays, the company has almost 300 stores in the United Kingdom and Europe, and also sells a range of office and writing materials, and similar products.
If you like browsing for your books in person and you do not know where your nearest Waterstones shop is, you can enter your post code or browse the A-Z of shops on the company website.
If you prefer the convenience of shopping online for your books, then the Waterstones website is the perfect option. If you already know which book you would like, you can browse for it by title, by a keyword, by the author or by the ISBN number. If you are not sure what you are looking for then more general category searches, such as fiction, non-fiction, new books and bestsellers are also possible.
Other products, such as stationery items are also available. These include diaries, journals and notecards. A range of gifts are also on offer, including colouring books, tote bags and gift cards which can be spent in the Waterstones stores. Seasonal items such as Christmas cards are also for sale. If you cannot make up your mind then you can add your chosen items to your online ‘wish list’, which you can return to at a later date.
After you have added your desired items to your shopping basket and made your payment you can choose your delivery option. This includes home delivery. If you spend more than £20, then this comes at no extra charge. A click and collect service is also available where your books are delivered free of charge to your local Waterstones for collection. Items can be returned if they are in perfect condition and you can show, with your receipt, that you bought them less than 30 days ago.
Waterstones has a special scheme for students which offers them discounts with their special ‘plus student’ card. ‘Waterstones plus’, a rewards card, is also available to all members of the public.
The company website is particularly informative, displaying information about the many upcoming in-store events, such as book signings, and the latest competitions. You can also read the company book blog.
You can keep updated with the activities of the company via their numerous social media accounts. These include Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.