Waterstones is to become Silverburn shopping centre's first bookshop after it opens later this year.

The iconic British bookseller will open a 5000 sq ft shop beside Monsoon and New Look in September.

Book-lovers will be able to pick up literary classics and fictional favourites from the brand for the first time in the centre.

The store will stock a handpicked range of books, stationery and gifts, and also boast a large children's department, picture book train and events programme.

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David Pierotti, general manager at Silverburn, commented: “We’re really excited to be announcing yet another opening at Silverburn as we continue to diversify the experiences and retailers on offer for our shoppers.

“Waterstones is the UK’s most popular book retailer and enjoying a good read is still without a doubt one of the nation’s favourite pastimes.

"We’re always listening to what our shoppers want and a bookstore in the centre has been in high demand, we’re sure they will be excited about this latest addition to Silverburn’s offering.”

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James Daunt, managing director of Waterstones, said: “Our Scottish bookshops have been enjoying extraordinary success these last few years, and we are delighted to add to their number.

"Silverburn is exactly the kind of vibrant shopping centre in which we thrive and we aim to give it an exceptional bookshop.”