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Even better than Manchester's Waterstones

This Waterstones has a really warm, exciting atmosphere to it. It's visually pleasing and I really... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
Joy of Books

I always love to visit and browse a Waterstone's. The atmosphere is so relaxed and enjoying a hot... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
Jan W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This Waterstones has a really warm, exciting atmosphere to it. It's visually pleasing and I really appreciate the free toilet too. Nice details, love the smell of their books.

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

I always love to visit and browse a Waterstone's. The atmosphere is so relaxed and enjoying a hot chocolate as part of the experience really made it special

Thank Jan W
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Nice book shop over two floors. Finding things did seem to be a little erratic as e.g. a display of "most popular" and then another of "staff recommendations". I did look at the art section which unusually grouped all art books on one shelf so...More

Thank david n
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

This a a great Waterstones, nicely laid out and easy to browse. I spent ages in here browsing all the books and gifts and getting ideas for Christmas presents.

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

This shop was massive it had a fantastic children's section and I found several fantastic books for my son the decoration is amazing the staff where very helpful and there were plenty of chairs to sit on and have a good look through the books

Thank Spinkyminky
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Enjoyed our visit as this shop is light and airy & on two floors. For York, I thought it had a reasonable selection of specialist books too plus, of course, plenty of books on Yorkshire.

Thank david n
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I love this little Waterstones. Almost missed it as I was looking for the classic black and white facade (this one has a pale green front). It carries the usual selection of new, bestsellers, fiction and non-fiction. What makes it are the staff - friendly...More

1  Thank chestervoyager
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Waterstones York is exactly what a bookshop should be - warm, inviting, interesting, vibrant and staffed by experts - very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and friendly staff who make the 'book browsing and buying experience' a real delight. The cafe upstairs is simply excellent too...More

Thank MarkAndLiz2012
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Has been recently renovated and displays are lovely. Only downside was that the toilet was not nice at all.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Wow, this place is brilliant. I visit York regularly and I always make a beeline for this store. Service is always spot-on. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly; great selection of books; the kid's section is probably the best I've ever seen; very nice cafe;...More

1  Thank Jack B
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