Mon, 15/09/2014 - 16:30
Seni Glaister has led a management buy-out of The Book People from co-founder Ted Smart...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 16:10
Seni Glaister has led a management buy-out of The Book People from co-founder Ted Smart.
The buy-out has been backed by asset management company Endless LLP. Endless owns chain discount bookseller The Works and also bought and sold British Bookshops and Stationers and the Book Club Associates.
The Book People was founded in...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:20
Amazon is to move to London offices near ‘Silicon Roundabout’, nearly trebling its head office workforce to 5,000.
The e-commerce giant will relocate from its current base in Slough to 15-storey Principal Place in Shoreditch in 2017, located near many other tech and web-based UK companies, which has led to the area being...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 09:30
In mid-July, insolvent German book chain and mail order company Weltbild took the unusual step of walking away from a deal with private equity company Paragon. At the same time, administrator Arndt Geiwitz presented Droege International Group as the new majority owner to take the stricken business forward.
Eight weeks on, the new...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:00
The British Chamber of Commerce has set out a "Business plan for Britain", calling for a business rates freeze until 2017.
In its manifesto, the BCC calls for wide-ranging action from the next UK government to achieve a “more confident and more enterprising Britain.”
As part of this, the chamber has...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:50
Waterstones launches its Autumn Book Club in stores across the country today (8th September), with four of the 12 featured titles by independent publishers.
The national promotion releases a new set of Book Club titles every eight to 10 weeks.
On this season’s list is a translated work, The Rabbit Back Literature...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:40
UK lesbian and gay bookshop Gay’s the Word will feature in the forthcoming film “Pride”, produced by BBC and Pathe films. The film, which is released next Friday (12th September), follows the unlikely alliance between London’s lesbian and gay community and Welsh miners in 1984–85, under collective opposition to...
Wed, 03/09/2014 - 09:30
Barnes & Noble has introduced an Espresso Book Machine at three of its outlets in the US.
The machines, which allow customers to print books on demand, have been placed at Barnes & Noble’s New York City store at Union Square, and at shops in Paramus, New Jersey, and Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, reported...
Wed, 03/09/2014 - 09:10
Specialist children’s bookshop Storytellers, Inc is to expand into selling adult books from next week.
The Lancashire bookshop, which opened four years ago this December in St Annes-on-Sea, will keep its name but change its tagline from ‘a book place for children’ to ‘a book place for everyone’....
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:00
If Scotland goes independent it is likely to cause “huge disruption” to bookselling chains with shops across both Scotland and the rest of the UK, retail chiefs say. However, they acknowledge the threats to business remain purely speculative at this stage, with three weeks to go until the big vote on 18th September.