Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:05
Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and The Booksellers Association are among more than 100 signatories calling for an overhaul of business rates, in an open letter published in today's Daily...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:50
The Booksellers Association has seen an “amazing response” to James Patterson’s pledge to give away £250,000 in grants to indie bookshops so far.
The American author first pledged to give away the sum to...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:30
American author James Patterson has pledged to donate £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.
The author’s gift comes two days before the start of Independent Bookseller’s Week (28th June-5th July) and follows his...
Thu, 19/06/2014 - 14:40
The Books Are My Bag Campaign has received an “overwhelming” response in just seven days from publishers, writers and booksellers to its appeal to put an author in every bookshop.
Jo James was revealed as the new BAMB coordinator last week (13th June) and since then she has received over 100 responses from individuals and...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 15:14
Bookshops are being encouraged to redisplay "We Pay Our Taxes" posters following the recent disclosure of how much corporation tax Amazon still pays in the UK.
The point-of-sale postcards, flyers and posters were first produced by the Booksellers Association in...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:10
Tim Walker, owner of Walkers Bookshops in Stamford and Oakham, is the new president of the Booksellers Association.
He succeeds Patrick Neale, owner of Jaffé & Neale Bookshop and Café in Chipping Norton, who held the presidency for two years. Sam Husain, c.e.o. of Foyles and David Prescott, c.e.o. of Blackwell...
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:30
Libraries and bookshops are discussing ways they can work together to help each other survive the current challenging climate.
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the Booksellers Association are holding meetings to see if libraries and bookshops can collaborate to tackle a tough environment in which both are facing closure on a...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:30
Independent booksellers’ businesses may be more vulnerable to the adverse economic impact of an independent Scotland than chain retailers, should the referendum see a Yes vote.
A major concern for the trade if Scotland becomes independent after the referendum on 18th September would be the possibility of it losing the...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:20
Business rates have been branded “one of the principal threats to the survival of retail businesses in the High Street” by a cross-party Business, Innovation and Skills select committee.
The committee's report into the...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:38
Bookshops are important cultural and community hubs, and make a vital contribution to the health of our high streets and local economies in particular, so it is always disappointing to see them close.
Everyone should sit up and take notice...