Waterstones Announces Agreement with Amazon

May 22, 2012

UK bookseller Waterstones has signed an agreement with Amazon to launch new e-reading services as well as offer Kindle digital services though its UK shops. With this agreement, it will allow Waterstones to give digital reading to customers in its stores and be a compliment to their traditional book selling services, which the company says it is committed to.

The company sees bringing the physical bookstores into the digital age as a bridge to the future and looks to get behind it full force. The digital initiatives will build on the UK group's on-going investment plan to upgrade its 30-year-old retail chain.