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Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station

The long-awaited new Foyles Bookshop at Waterloo Station opened its doors on Saturday morning.

Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station
Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station

The opening of the shop, which occupies the former travel centre next to the ticket office on the mainline concourse, was delayed by three months.

The space was originally designed as the station's Windsor Bar and the historic cashiers' kiosks have incorporated into the new bookshop.

The first 200 customers through the doors on Saturday morning received a free limited edition Foyles at London Waterloo goody bag.

The shop is Foyles' seventh branch and employs 10 staff.

"We are excited about opening our latest bookshop in London Waterloo Station," said chief executive Sam Husain.

"Our success in St Pancras International has demonstrated how well our branches perform at major London termini and how much their range and quality is appreciated by busy commuters.

"A few months later, we will relocate our flagship store on Charing Cross Road, with over 200,000 titles, a few doors down to the iconic former Central Saint Martins College. We very much look forward to welcoming customers at all our stores."

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