Foyles Planning Islington Expansion

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 97 months ago
Foyles Planning Islington Expansion

0206_foyles.jpg Citing record sales figures, the chief executive of Foyles has indicated that the bookseller may open a new store in Islington. The literati of N1 lost a bookshop last year when Borders closed, though Waterstones remains and Camden Passage has lots of second-hand and antique book dealers; still, CEO Sam Husain thinks the area would be a "good fit" for his company. Long famed for its cranky staff and capricious approach to stock-keeping, in recent years Foyles has modernised, refitting its Charing Cross home and opening satellite stores in Westfield and on the South Bank; a change that has brought bumper profits in a declining market, but at the cost of its unique charm. We still prefer to shop at London's independent bookshops. (Photo / buckaroo kid)

Last Updated 02 June 2010