Waterstones to bring a bookshop back to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 09:51 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:51 23 June 2015

Waterstones is set to open in Welwyn Garden City

Waterstones is set to open in Welwyn Garden City


Bookworms will once more be able to browse and buy from the heart of WGC after a major chain announced they were moving into the town.

Waterstones will open on July 25 in Howardsgate with a special Peter Rabbit family fun day.

The shop will include a cafe as well as a stock of close to 20,000 titles.

Welwyn Garden City has been without a bookshop since the closure last year of The Bookshop in the Howard Centre, a successor to the popular Maher The Bookseller.

Managing director, James Daunt, said: “We are very pleased to have found such a nicely sized and well positioned shop in which to restore to Welwyn Garden City a dedicated bookshop.

“We have been assiduously petitioned over the last year by Welwyn readers to open in the town and it is a pleasure to be able to do so with such panache.”

Sean Farrell, manager for Waterstones in Hertfordshire, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening a brand new bookshop in Welwyn Garden City.

“With its attractive design, wonderful range of carefully selected books and delicious cafe, our bookshop will be a real pleasure to browse, enjoy with the family and to visit with friends and catch up over a coffee.

“We are really looking forward to sharing our stunning shop with our customers.”

More news stories

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man died following a crash on the A1 this morning.


House prices leapt up in Stevenage during September – but the market remained flat in St Albans and Welwyn Hatfield.


Several items of jewellery have been stolen in a burglary in Hatfield and a bed was also slashed.


A man in his 20s remains in hospital following a fight in Potters Bar yesterday afternoon.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards