Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:20
Authors want both online and bricks and mortar retailers to thrive, Louise Doughty has said.
The Apple Tree Yard (Faber) author (pictured) will be speaking at The Great Bookshop Debate during Independent Booksellers Week on 2nd July from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the new flagship Foyles shop in Charing Cross Road, which will focus on...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones has announced the opening of its fourth shop in two months, with a new store set for Southwold, Suffolk.
In a striking departure, the small 900 sq ft branch will not be called Waterstones but The Southwold Bookshop, to reflect that it will be “a quintessentially local bookshop,” according to managing director...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 08:50
The Works has seen a 7% boost in sales following unprecedented growth in its e-commerce arm.
The chain retailer, which stocks books as half of its product range, saw a 90% increase in online sales over the course of a year, bringing the company’s overall sales to £141m, up 7% like-for-like.
The company has also...
Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:30
Germany’s overall book sales rose slightly (0.2%) in 2013 to €9.54bn (£7.7bn), according to data from trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. The rise, following two years of decline, prompted Alexander Skipis, the association’s m.d., to stress Germany’s position as a “role model in...
Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:00
The Muswell Hill Children’s Bookshop is being put up for sale.
The shop has been run by the Agnew family since 1994, when it was bought by Lesley and John Agnew. Daughter Kate Agnew took over the running of the shop in 2010.
She said the shop was “thriving”, but is being sold for family reasons. She added:...
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...
Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:40
WH Smith has said its sale trends are continuing to improve as it reported like-for-like sales down 2% over the last quarter.
The chain bookseller said for the 14 weeks to 7th June 2014, total sales were up in its Travel arm by 4%, but like-for-like sales were flat in comparison to the same period last year.
High Street sales...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:40
Waterstones is set to open a branch of Hatchards at London’s St Pancras International.
Foyles announced last week that it was vacating the London station where it had been for six years, after failing to renegotiate its lease.
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 14:46
The Canadian book industry’s increasing reliance on bestselling “blockbuster” titles is causing significant rises and falls in yearly sales, according to the c.e.o. of Canadian book sales service group BookNet Canada.
Noah Genner was speaking after Canada’s largest book retail chain, Indigo, felt the effects...
Tue, 03/06/2014 - 09:40
Foyles is to leave St Pancras station in London after failing to renegotiate viable terms on its lease.
The six-year-old bookshop first opened in the premises on World Book Day in 2008 and its 10 staff were told earlier today (2nd June) that the bookshop will close when the lease expires on 31st July.