Wed, 22/05/2013 - 07:00
Simon & Schuster scooped three awards at the British Sports Book Awards last night [21st May], with Foyles winning the Sports Book Retailer of the Year Award [pictured].
S&S picked up the Best Autobiography/Biography prize with Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh, pipping books from the likes of Ian Thorpe, Lord...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:30
Foyles head of marketing Miriam Robinson has won the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2013, with the judges praising her "spirited innovation and commitment".
Robinson joined Foyles as a bookseller in the Charing Cross Road fiction department in 2007, having completed a publishing certificate programme in New York and undertaken an...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 08:30
Penguin and Granta each have two titles on this year's Fiction Uncovered list, with Kobo partnering with the promotion for the first time.
The promotion celebrates British fiction writers and was launched in October 2010. The Village by Nikita Lalwanit (Viking), The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon (Fig Tree), ...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:30
Random House has won the Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2013, while Foyles has been awarded National Bookseller of the Year for the second year running. The 2013 Gerry Davies Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Book Trade was given to Rachel Russell.
A black-tie event held at London's Park...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:15
Dan Brown fans queued from early this morning outside Waterstones Piccadilly in central London ahead of the store's 8am opening to sell copies of Inferno, published today (14th May).
Ben Morgan, a bookseller from Foyles [pictured] who had been waiting in the queue for three hours, said: "I collect first edition...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:04
The Charing Cross Road Festival—Love Charing Cross Road—will return to the famous London street on 22nd-23rd June, this time spanning two days instead of one.
The partnership was struck up between businesses on the street, including Foyles and Blackwell’s, last summer, to attract customers back to Charing Cross Road...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:59
Random House imprint Yellow Jersey Press will be running a Yellow Jersey Press Cycling Festival in partnership with Foyles.
The free event will be held at Foyles' Royal Festival Hall Southbank shop in London on Saturday 18th May, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Events will include a cycling tour of the Southbank with author Ned...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 16:53
Illustrator Rebecca Hendin has created a giant artwork entitled ‘All Paths Lead to Foyles’ to hang across the site of the bookseller's future flagship store on Charing Cross Road, central London.
The artwork, which was unveiled today (1st May), was jointly commissioned by Foyles and Saint Martins Lofts, the new owners...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 15:30
Barnes & Noble is offering the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for £29 for a limited period in an attempt to boost its UK footprint.
The price point, down from £79, beats the Amazon Kindle and Kobo equivalent by around £20-30, and will be offered through all partner retailers including Foyles, Blackwell's, John...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:40
Debut novelist Taiye Selasi, whose tale of a fractured family Ghana Must Go was published by Viking just a fortnight ago, is among the newest names in literary fiction to feature on the 2013 Granta Best of Young British Novelists list (in full, below).
The list has been hailed by booksellers for reflecting how much...