Waterstones acquires independent bookseller Blackwell’s

Waterstones sign

Waterstones has snapped up Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest independent bookseller, for an undisclosed sum.

Waterstones’ acquisition of Blackwell’s, which was put up for sale last month, ends 143 years of family ownership of the business. 

Blackwell’s, which operates 18 bookshops, will continue to trade under its own brand following the acquisition.

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