Fri, 06/07/2012 - 15:11
Blackwell is to operate a bookshop at the University of Northumbria, following the departure of campus bookseller Well Read after 24 years. Blackwell will open its operation in September.
Scott Hamilton, Blackwell head of sales, called the move “a great step forward in Blackwell's continued growth across the academic...
Wed, 04/07/2012 - 11:27
Once known as a hub of bookselling, recent years on Charing Cross Road in central London have seen the closures of the Borders flagship store as well as crime specialist Murder One. Sales have been blighted by a reduction in footfall caused by the ongoing Crossrail roadworks.
But a new endeavour by Foyles and Blackwell, also kicking...
Wed, 04/07/2012 - 10:16
Foyles and Blackwell bookshops have reported sales and footfall increases following their combined Love Charing Cross Road mini-festival last Saturday (30th June).
The two bookshops came together to organise the event to counteract the 10% reduction in footfall and sales caused by the Crossrail roadworks which have seen the main...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:05
Foyles and Blackwell in Charing Cross Road are joining together with other local businesses to hold a day-long festival, Love Charing Cross Road, on 30th June, the start of Independent Booksellers Week and National Reading Group Day.
Events will be held with Simon Callow, Ben Aaronovitch...
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:00
Foyles and Blackwell are teaming up for the first time to organise a joint Charing Cross Road "festival". The series of events, due to launch in June, is aimed at attracting customers to the bookshops following a 10% drop in footfall and book sales because of construction works for Network Rail's Crossrail project.
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 08:15
Alexander Mamut, the Blackwell and Pearson families, and Jamie and Jools Oliver are among the book trade names on the Sunday Times Rich List 2012.
Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut has become the highest ranking book trade name on the list, with the paper putting the Russian's fortune at £1.3bn, and ranking him in 53rd...
Mon, 26/03/2012 - 08:03
Blackwell’s revenue dropped in 2011, but the company continued to reduce its losses and told publishers it is “strategically placed to assist partner publishers in benefitting from the unprecedented changes taking place in the UK academic sector".
The academic bookselling chain has reported that in the year to 25th...
Thu, 22/03/2012 - 10:03
Blackwell and Bertrams will go head-to-head with two other library supply services to bid for a contract worth a potential £1,250,000 to supply Coventry University students with complimentary textbooks come September.
In what is thought to be the first tender of its kind in the run-up to tuition fee hikes of up to £9,000...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 09:20
Blackwell has created four senior roles including a new head of sales across the bookshops and online divisions, and resurrecting the head of operations job previously undertaken by Sharon Murray. The company has also beefed up its digital team in light of the growing e-book market.
Scott Hamilton has moved up to head of sales for the...
Thu, 26/01/2012 - 10:00
Blackwell has won a £2.5m tender from the Ministry of Defence to supply books to 19 government departments.
The MOD, which has not tendered book supplier contracts since 2007, awarded the three-year contract to Blackwell to provide the department’s libraries and buying sections with books. Blackwell will also be...