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strong sales from the newly released Man Booker longlist are threatened by the fact that a good proportion are as yet unpublished, some booksellers have said.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...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 13:12
The British Museum has unveiled a new 1, 200 sq ft bookshop aimed at doubling revenue.
The new shop, which has been created by Lumsden Design, features an eye-catching “wheel of books” along with tall, open windows shedding natural light in as part of the design to lure customers in.
The store, has moved to the...
Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:55
The new owner of The White Horse Bookshop, city insurance veteran Robert Hiscox, has said the way for indies to compete with Amazon is to be nimble and offer different services because “big competitors get bureaucratic.”
Speaking at The Great Bookshop Debate chaired by the New Statesman's Jason Cowley (...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 12:06
“Books have always been part of our DNA . . . but 20 years ago we had double the turnover.” Michelle Jarrold (pictured), development director of the famous 170-year-old Norwich department store Jarrold’s, founded by her ancestor in 1840, spoke to The Bookseller about the section she is most “passionate”...
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 15:25
Sarah Waters will be going on a two-week tour, largely of high street bookshops, to promote her new novel The Paying Guests (Virago).
Waters will begin the tour with an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25th August.
In the following days she will do evening events at Waterstones in York and...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:55
An author will be in every bookshop in the UK for the launch of this year’s Books Are My Bag campaign, its organisers have revealed.
Jo James, formerly Waterstones’ and Ottakar’s events manager, has been appointed as the new BAMB campaign co-ordinator. She has set the ambitious target of authors and publishers...
Thu, 22/05/2014 - 11:39
Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner will be the first artist to exhibit in The Gallery at Foyles, when the new flagship bookshop opens in June.
Titchner, an alumnus of Central Saint Martins, which formerly occupied the premises where the new Foyles store is based, is renowned for incorporating text into his artworks.
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:29
TV presenter and author Michael Palin has come out in support of independent bookshops, saying that they are “a way of bringing people together” and represent “the heart of community life”.
This week, the Monty Python star announced the latest volume of his diaries, Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988–...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:28
Two businessmen have bought the freehold of Marlborough's only bookshop in order to keep it running.
Robert Hiscox, former deputy chairman of Lloyd's of London and honorary president of Hiscox Insurance, and Brian Kingham, founder and group executive chairman of Reliance Securities Group, have bought the freehold of The White...