Waterstones Returns To Wimbledon

A day of activities planned to mark new store opening

Waterstones will return to Wimbledon on Saturday (November 19), opening a new bookshop on The Broadway following the closure of its shop on Wimbledon Bridge in January.

The bookshop will host a full day of activities to celebrate the launch, including face painting, storytelling sessions and appearances by children’s character, Mog the Cat.

The opening of the new Waterstones marks the end of a long search by the bookseller for suitable premises in Wimbledon.

Waterstones has been keen to open a new bookshop in the town ever since its shop on Wimbledon Bridge was repossessed by the landlord for redevelopment at the start of the year. Part of the building is now a Metro Bank.

Bookshop manager Tuija Luoma said: "We are delighted to bring a Waterstones bookshop back to Wimbledon, it’s always been our ambition to do so and our customers have shown such strong support for our return. We are so pleased to have finally found the perfect home and we are very much looking forward to providing Wimbledon with the specialist bookshop it deserves."

Waterstones has refurbished the building, including a new shop frontage. The shop employs a bookselling team of eight, and will offer a range of books with a particular focus on fiction and children’s books. Its events programme will include reading groups, author events and regular children’s storytimes.

November 16, 2016