Friends, today Waterstone’s have finally made my list. Replacing the poetry section of their Exeter branch with a Costa outlet was bad, changing all the decor to “disgusting avant-garde books-entriely-incidental white” was worse, but now they’ve really done it.
Increasingly Waterstone’s are pushing out the boat on what bookshops shouldn’t be, and now that King Ludd’s has left it’s the only bookseller in the Exeter city centre (there’s a small Blackwell’s on the university campus) but it was in Birmingham that I today discovered that their new student discount only applies in term time.
Let me just repeat that, because i’m so… angry. The Waterstone’s student discount only applies in term time.
This isn’t me being stingy here – long has it