March; Waterstones says it will buddy-up with Next

Waterstones, practically the last big High Street bookseller, is to open concession units in Next retail stores, the company has announced .   The first outing will be in Leicester. There is no news yet whether a similar ‘partnership’ will follow in Milton Keynes but there seems every likelihood after the company slimmed down its operations in CMK last August  by closing its Silbury Arcade store blaming ‘excessive’ rent demands .