By Mark Keenan - IRISH iNDEPENDENT - Wednesday May 23 2012
"But as part of a €20m plan to modernise our entire chain, we will be providing live wi-fi in our stores from this summer and dedicated e-book areas which will permit customers to download e-books from our website. The next phase of this process is to launch our own Easons branded e-reader."
While Amazon gets business online, its model is hard to promote offline and it may now see the benefit of a Waterstones-style outlet. The chain is well known for its staff advice to customers and its review system whereby staff members recommend books to customers.