BOOKSELLER Waterstone's starts a new chapter in Huddersfield next week.
The company begins trading from a 3,500sq ft store at the Kingsgate centre on Tuesday, November 11.
Former footballer Nobby Stiles - a member of England's 1966 World Cup winning team - will cut a ribbon to officially open the store on Saturday, November 15.
After cutting the ribbon at 11am, Nobby will then be signing copies of his autobiography After The Ball.
He will be joined by children's writers G P Taylor, author of Shadowmancer, and poet Gervase Phinn.
The Huddersfield store is one of five new branches to be opened by Waterstone's in the run-up to Christmas - bringing the total to 198.
The store will have 11 staff under manager Clare McGuigan.
Ms McGuigan, 27, who hails from County Durham, joined Dillon's book shop in Bradford in 1996 before working as a floor manager at Waterstone's flagship store in Piccadilly, London. The store is the biggest book shop in Europe with more than 150,000 titles.
Features at the new Kingsgate store will include a new-style children's department.
Waterstone's said it would also benefit from a new stock management system allowing the store to tailor its range to local tastes.
The system, already in place at some other stores, automatically re-orders out-of-stock titles without prompting by branch managers - saving time and allowing staff to respond more quickly to customer demand.