Mon, 22/04/2013 - 14:26
Visitors to London's Science Museum will be offered a free e-book from author Tony White, published as the museum's "Atmosphere" commission for 2013.
Shackleton's Man Goes South will be available from the museum's website and from a...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:20
A 30% rise in rent has forced London’s 16-year-old Lamb Bookshop to close.
Owners Ben Doran and Harriet Thomas have taken the decision to close for good following the unsustainable increase in rent for the property, on Lamb's Conduit Street, which amounted to around an extra £10,000 a year.
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:05
Woolfson & Tay Bookshop has closed down in London's Bermondsey Square due to "high rents and rates, insufficient footfall [and] lack of sales".
The bookshop may relocate in the future but has told customers that for now it is closed for business.
The shop shut on Christmas Eve for the holidays and owners...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 07:30
A cashmob event will take place at The Big Green Bookshop in London’s Wood Green this Sunday (16th October).
The ‘mob’ has been organised by Richard McKeever who runs a community website for Bowes Park and Bounds Green and will involve a group of people, rallied through social media, entering the shop at 2pm armed...
Tue, 09/10/2012 - 09:00
North American independent publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (RLPG) is to launch a new academic publishing business located in London.
Rowman & Littlefield International will be run by former Continuum c.e.o. Oliver Gadsby and will publish in the humanities and social sciences for a global academic audience....
Wed, 03/10/2012 - 09:00
Three London boroughs are launching a new scheme today (3rd October) which will allow residents to access libraries across the different authorities with a single card.
Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham Council are all taking part in the scheme, which will allow library...
Thu, 09/08/2012 - 10:11
Pages of Hackney in East London will today hold what is being billed as London’s first ever Cash Mob event.
Following a social network campaign on Facebook and Twitter, at 1pm today flurries of people are expected to enter the independent bookshop in “flash mob” style, to spend a predetermined amount of money in...
Mon, 23/07/2012 - 09:25
Amazon is to open a new centre in London to focus on research and development in order to boost its progression into film and on-demand television service deliveries.
The company’s spokesperson Paula Byrne said London was a “hotbed of tech talent”, with London’s mayor Boris Johnson also calling the investment a...
Mon, 09/07/2012 - 09:19
Bookshops and publishers are gearing up for the influx of thousands of sports lovers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, running from 27th July to 9th September. But some booksellers are already reporting problems with road closures, parking restrictions and delivery delays.
More than £100,000 was spent on Olympic-themed...
Mon, 21/05/2012 - 10:00
Latitude Festival is launching a monthly book club in London, with the first to be held today [21st May].
The Latitude Book Club will take place at the Century club in Soho, central London, with the first speaker to be author, technology theorist and School of Life member, Tom Chatfield, talking about his book, How to Thrive in...