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Foyles to open bookshop at Waterloo Station

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World-famous bookshop chain Foyles is to open a branch at Waterloo Station

Foyles to open bookshop at Waterloo Station
Artist's impression of the new bookshop

The new bookshop is due to open in the first week of November in the former travel centre next to the ticket office on the station concourse.

The store will be similar in size and style to the chain's branch at St Pancras International.

The bookshop will have a ground floor and mezzanine. The ground floor will focus on new titles, children's and travel with the mezzanine housing more fiction and other categories. Foyles at Waterloo will stock approximately 15,000 titles as well as gifts and stationery.

The travel centre – which closed last year – was originally designed as the station's Windsor Bar and the historic cashiers' kiosks will be incorporated into the layout of the new bookshop.

"We are very much looking forward to serving new readers from our latest bookshop at Waterloo Station," said chief executive Sam Husain.

"Much like our beloved shop at St Pancras International, Foyles at Waterloo will be ideal for commuters who need a quick read for the train or a gift on the go, or a browsing oasis for those who wish to stay a bit longer."

The opening of the Waterloo branch will bring the total number of Foyles bookshops to seven, with six branches in London and one in Bristol.

In 2005 Foyles opened a branch on the South Bank.

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