Fri, 20/06/2014 - 10:00
Retailers have kicked off promotions they hope will score some extra sales during the World Cup, although many believe any serious boosts will be dependent on how England fare in the tournament.
Many Waterstones stores are pushing translated fiction, showcasing displays of works from authors representing each nation in the tournament...
Wed, 21/05/2014 - 09:28
Southampton based-independent bookseller October Books has been saved from closure following an outpouring of public support.
The cooperative-run bookshop appealed to customers to help it raise £6,000 to renew its lease or face imminent closure after 37 years of business.
Ian Lemming, who works in the shop, said that...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 07:28
London's Big Green Bookshop is holding a midnight opening for the publication of Morrissey’s autobiography this week.
The bookshop, in Wood Green, will open on the evening of Wednesday 16th October and sell the book as soon as the clock strikes 00.01 on Thursday 17th, its official publication date.
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 09:50
Booksellers have expressed anger and disappointment that yesterday's Budget failed to include a freeze on business rates, set to rise 2.6% in April.
Simon Key, co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop in North London, said: "It is one of our biggest bills and to see business rates rise again is a real kick in the teeth, especially...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 08:30
The Big Green Bookshop is calling on independent bookshops to club together to investigate what options they have for stocking e-readers.
The London bookshop’s co-owner Simon Key has written a blog calling for independent booksellers to rally together to have strength-in-...
Thu, 13/12/2012 - 08:30
North London independent The Big Green Bookshop is teaming up with Angry Robot Books to offer promotions and dedicated shop space to the SFF specialist's titles.
The link-up will run from 1st January 2013 until the end of the year, with The Big Green Bookshop planning to run events around the titles in the shop, as well as...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 07:30
A cashmob event will take place at The Big Green Bookshop in London’s Wood Green this Sunday (16th October).
The ‘mob’ has been organised by Richard McKeever who runs a community website for Bowes Park and Bounds Green and will involve a group of people, rallied through social media, entering the shop at 2pm armed...
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 06:30
The owners of the Big Green Bookshop are to open a second premises in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire.
Simon Key and Tim West will open a children’s bookshop in the neighbourhood of Brookmans Park Primary School on 14th December.
As the pair only get the keys on 1st December, it gives them just 13 days to pull together the...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 08:19
The Big Green Bookshop co-owner Simon Key is launching a unique competition to market a new book published by his company Timeline Books.
Splinters, a collection of short stories by horror author Joseph D’Lacey, is being released in early November and sold exclusively through the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, London...
Tue, 07/08/2012 - 10:00
General retail sales values were up 0.1% like-for-like in July but shops in central London continue to report a slow August as people avoid the area during the Olympics.
Waterstones reported that “central London is generally quiet” and independents like Vivian Archer’s Newham Bookshop in East London nearby to the...