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123 A Scotswood View, Metrocentre, Gateshead NE11 9YG, UK – 0191 460 5910

I have just, last minute, telephoned Waterstones at the MetroCentre, to try and source a child's bereavement book. The member of staff called Paul was very helpful and courteous. Tel. line was answered quickly and efficiently. Service was much appreciated. Thank you!

Great book store Great range of books and games. Got what I wanted really quickly. Served quickly by polite and pleasant staff.


28-30 Grasmere St W, Gateshead NE8 1TS, UK – 0191 477 3523

Good service just needs a bit of improvement


59-59, Cameron Walk, Metro Centre, Metrocentre, Gateshead NE11 9YR, UK – 0191 493 2266

Great choices, huge range but not the best prices. They have almost any kind of stationary you could possibly want.

A standard WHSmiths, however they seem to have the same stock in from 1997. Has all the usual stationary, magazines, etc.

AbeBooks.co.uk - search for new, secondhand, rare, or out-of-print books from over 13,500 booksellers worldwide, selling over 100 million books.
Amazon's huge online booklist. Site also features music, DVDs, electronic, home and garden items, kitchen gadgets, etc.
You can now rent DVDs online and buy and sell items via the Amazon Marketplace (rather like Ebay).
Excellent city guides, adults and childrens non fiction books from Dorling Kindersley.
The company started up in 1974 and now publishes an extensive range of internationally acclaimed adult and children's titles. The UKs market leader in non-fiction, Dorling Kindersley creates books that offer comprehensive information and good design.
Penguin is a British icon and publishes over 6000 classic and much-loved books as well as new bestsellers including Jamie Oliver, Nick Hornby, Marian Keyes, plus the Rough Guides travel series, Penguin Classic and Puffin, Ladybird, Peter Rabbit and Flower Fairies books for children.
Books from Tescos Online Store
Waterstone’s, the leading specialist high street book retailer, has launched its own online retail website offering a wealth of books and book knowledge and access to expert booksellers from Waterstone’s stores around the country.