Waterstones announced as first bookshop to open at Silverburn Shopping Centre

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Silverburn is set to start a new chapter as it announces iconic British bookseller, Waterstones, will open in the Southside shopping centre.

Shoppers and bookworms alike will be able to pick up literary classics and their fictional favourites from September, when the shop will open its doors to the public.

The introduction of the well-loved brand is an exciting addition to Silverburn’s offering as the centre’s first bookshop, continuing to broaden the spectrum of retailers and experiences on offer.

A team of new and experienced booksellers will run the 5000 sq ft bookshop, which will trade from premises adjacent to Monsoon and New Look from September.

Waterstones Silverburn will stock a handpicked range of books, stationery and gifts and will be a welcoming place for families with a large children’s department, picture book train and events programme.

David Pierotti, General Manager at Silverburn, commented: “We’re really excited to be announcing yet another opening at Silverburn as we continue to diversify the experiences and retailers on offer for our shoppers.

“Waterstones is the UK’s most popular book retailer and enjoying a good read is still without a doubt one of the nation’s favourite pastimes. We’re always listening to what our shoppers want and a bookstore in the centre has been in high demand, we’re sure they will be excited about this latest addition to Silverburn’s offering.”

James Daunt, Managing Director of Waterstones, said: “Our Scottish bookshops have been enjoying extraordinary success these last few years, and we are delighted to add to their number. Silverburn is exactly the kind of vibrant shopping centre in which we thrive and we aim to give it an exceptional bookshop.”