James Daunt, in upbeat mode, hints at possible continental expansion:
[Daunt] does still believe it is possible to expand Waterstones despite the struggles of the book trade. If you want clues to where he points to Amsterdam and Brussels. 'They are two of our most profitable and successful shops,' he says. 'So it is rather odd to have just two isn't it?' A march on the Continent looks as if it could be on the cards.