Books and stationery retailer WHSmith has started selling CDs and DVDs in some stores it had axed the category from following the collapse of entertainment retailer HMV.

WHSmith has been withdrawing from the entertainment market over the past few years as consumer demand for the products fell.

Now, some WHSmith stores are selling CDs and DVDs, including the latest James Bond film Skyfall after the closure of 107 HMV stores left consumers without a high street entertainment retailer.

The products were placed into a handful of stores, including its shop at London Victoria train station, last week and WHSmith is thought to be considering their re-introduction on a store-by-store basis, according to The Telegraph.

WHSmith declined to comment on the move but one source said that the company was prepared to “go where the profits are”.