Mon, 02/04/2012 - 08:10
The Booksellers Association has criticised the government for failing to tackle business rates and parking restrictions in local towns in its response to the Mary Portas report.
While welcoming the fact the government has taken the Mary Portas review “seriously” today (30th March) by accepting all 28 of the...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 15:01
The Booksellers Association is calling for publishers to nominate titles for the Independent Booksellers' Week Book Award 2012.
The IBW Book Award is the only award chosen by UK independent booksellers and their customers, giving publishers what the BA calls a “prime opportunity to promote key titles into the...
Wed, 22/02/2012 - 09:53
Academic bookselling is experiencing “unprecedented challenges” with the rise of digitally available content and an impending hike in university tuition fees for students, according to the Booksellers Association.
The trade body’s annual Academic, Professional and Specialist Bookselling (APS) Group Conference,...
Fri, 17/02/2012 - 13:00
New research has put the number of bookshops closing in 2011 at just over 70.
Data from the Local Data Company on behalf of tax and accountancy firm PwC showed that from January to December 2011, 72 bookshops closed, although 57 opened, giving an overall reduction of 15.
On average, 14 stores a day closed in the UK last year...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:03
The Bookseller has received a record number of entries for its Independent Bookseller of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners.
Fifty-two shops have bid to be recognised as the finest independent bookshop in the UK and Ireland, with the winner receiving £5,000 from Gardners.
The Bookseller, Gardners...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:19
The Booksellers Association is urging members to write to their MPs today expressing their concerns about the future of the High Street before a House of Commons debate on the subject tomorrow (17th January).
Following Mary Portas' December report about what changes are needed to ensure a thriving future high street, backbench...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 15:30
The Booksellers Association has dismissed volunteer-run libraries as "unsustainable", as part of its submission to the Culture, Media & Sport select committee inquiry into library closures. The BA was joined by the Publishers Association and the Society of Authors in sending written statements to the DCMS ahead of the committee...
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 08:05
The first category of this year's Bookseller Industry Awards opens next week, with booksellers urged to enter the Independent Bookseller of the Year award.
Sponsored by Gardners, this prestigious competition identifies the finest indie bookseller in the country, with the winning shop receiving a prize worth £5,000. The six...
Tue, 13/12/2011 - 15:19
The Booksellers Association has welcomed Mary Portas’ report into the future of the high street, saying there is “no time to waste” in implementing her recommendations.
Sydney Davies, head of trade and industry at the BA, said the...
Wed, 16/11/2011 - 08:52
A cross-industry shadowing scheme allowing publishers and booksellers to offer work placements to one another has officially launched today (16th November), with publishers Little, Brown, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, Profile Books and Simon & Schuster on board.
The scheme was jointly created by the Publishers Association and the...