James Daunt, Managing Director at Waterstones

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Event date: Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 5.30 PM

Sponsored by Marketing Derby Bondholders




University of Derby

Kedleston Road

DE22 1GB

About this event:

James Daunt founded his own independent bookshop, Daunt Books in London in 1990. This had grown to seven shops by the time he was appointed to Managing Director of Waterstones in July 2011.

The last four years have been a challenging journey for Waterstones and there is still a lot of work to do, but book sales have started to grow again and Waterstones is now a (modestly) profitable business.

In this Derby Book Festival event, James will talk about how this has been achieved and what the future holds for bookshops and for