Waterstones profits soar as post-pandemic shoppers flock to stores

Birmingham Waterstones

Waterstones recorded an increase in full-year profits as sales soared post-pandemic.

The bookseller posted a £42.1m profit after taxation in the financial year ending April 2022 – up from £2.9m in 2020/21 and £19.7m in 2019/20.

Annual sales increased to £399.8m from £230.9m in 2020/21 and £376m in 2019/20.

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