Fri, 26/09/2014 - 09:50
Celebrities and authors including Graham Norton and Ross Kemp have thrown their weight behind the industry-wide Book Are My Bag initiative, as Super Thursday (9th October)—the scheme’s launch day—nears.
A stellar line-up of big names, a limited edition tote bag designed by British artist Tracey Emin, and a packed...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 08:20
Fnac, the largest French cultural products chain, will open seven new local stores in France and abroad by the end of the year.
Two will be conversions of existing stores in Belleville-sur-Saöne and Crest in southern France, and three will be in the Portuguese towns of Setubal, Faro and Oeiras. The so-called local stores are...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:10
“The tide is turning” on bookshops’ attitudes towards stocking self-published titles, new developments suggest.
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross agreed there had been “movement” as a result of ALLi’s #OpenUpToIndies campaign earlier in the year. The initiative called on...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:00
Protest is mounting against the threatened closure of Paris’s oldest bookshop, Delamain.
The online book magazine ActuaLitté reported last week that the store, which is across the road from the Comédie Française in central Paris, is negotiating a new lease with the building’s owners, the...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:00
Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown in south-west Scotland, is offering members of the public the chance to experience the lifestyle of a bookseller in a series of residencies that will begin at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival (26th September-5th October) and continue for the next 12 months.
The Open Book...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:00
A bookshop thought to be the most remote in the UK mainland has come on the market as its owners of more than 30 years look to retire.
Achins Book Shop and Coffee Shop is situated down a three-and-half-mile single track, away from the village of Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands, more than a hundred miles from Inverness.
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 15:22
Book chains around the globe are having a hard time. What is worse, the whirlwind of structural changes is still gaining momentum, with the turmoil particularly evident throughout Europe. During the past 18 months, the landscape in many markets has changed drastically, with only one clear pattern emerging: an emphasis on restructuring....
Mon, 04/08/2014 - 10:00
James Patterson has lent his support to the Books Are My Bag campaign, with a new bag for schoolchildren featuring Rafe, the character from Patterson's Middle School series.
The children’s BAMB bag will be available from independent bookshops at the end of August when children go back to school.
The limited edition...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:00
Three full-time staff across buying and marketing have left travel bookseller Stanfords.
Jon Woolcott, who was appointed buying and marketing director in January after leaving Waterstones head office, has decided to depart the company for family reasons....
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:12
Potential strong sales from the newly released Man Booker longlist are threatened by the fact that a good proportion are as yet unpublished, some booksellers have said.
Of the longlisted books, five – Howard Jacobson's J...