Waterstones began in 1982 under the aegis of its founder, Tim Waterstone. Over the decades that have followed, we have grown to become an icon of the British cultural landscape, employing over 3000 superb booksellers across over 280 bookshops. Waterstones has two branches in Lincoln, on The Cornhill and High Street, and provides a bookstall at Lincoln book Festival author events for book signings from featured authors.