Wed, 07/05/2014 - 13:27
Luxury international bookseller and publisher Assouline is to open a new store in London’s Piccadilly.
The company, which claims to sell “the most sophisticated books in the world” specializes in high-end fashion and beauty, lifestyle, art and photography coffee table books and will set up in 196a Piccadilly, a...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:40
“There has been a huge period of change and last year was obviously difficult, but I think without exception our shops are better than they were 12 months ago,” says Waterstones’ new director of buying Kate Skipper, channelling her boss, James Daunt, who has given similar summaries of Waterstones’ past year.
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 11:07
Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker will be among those joining the festival marking the “grand opening” of Foyles new Charing Cross store in June.
He will join authors Val McDermid, Sebastian Faulks, Anthony Horowitz, and double Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel participating in events at the festival, which will run from 11th...
Wed, 30/04/2014 - 14:57
Waterstones has opened another new-look store in York.
The York bookshop has moved from its original location in High Ousegate to new premises on Coney Street following the expiry of its original lease.
The new premises features the new-look Waterstones format, using lighter paint than its traditional black and featuring light...
Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:00
The owners of West London independent Kew Bookshop have launched a petition to stop the planned demolition of its premises.
The landlords, CP Holdings and Burning Issue Ltd, have submitted a planning application to Richmond Council to demolish the “charming wooden building...
Mon, 28/04/2014 - 09:20
Foyles’ new flagship “bookshop for the 21st century” will contain a light “atrium at its heart”, the company has revealed.
Sion Hamilton, manager of the new Foyles—located at 107 Charing Cross Road—has revealed a few more tantalising details of its design to The Bookseller.
Fri, 25/04/2014 - 16:15
W H Smith will be the official bookseller at the 25th Guildford Book Festival.
The retailer will help the festival, which takes place between 13th and 19th October, extend its reach.
Jim Parks, the festival’s creative director, said: “Our partnership with W H Smith is a thrilling new development in the growth of...
Fri, 25/04/2014 - 09:35
Amazon’s sales have increased 23% in the first quarter of the year, while profits have soared by 32% to $108m (£64m).
The global online retailer announced its financial results for the first quarter of the year to 31st March 2014 yesterday (24th April), revealing that sales had been boosted by 23% to $19.74bn (£11....
Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:50
Every man, woman and child in Britain spends an average of £70 a year on Amazon, according to a new BBC television programme.
"Amazon’s Retail Revolution", part of the Business Boomers series, which aired last...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:20
The overall retail picture looks “encouraging” as the Easter Weekend approaches, the British Retail Consortium has said.
While UK retail sales were down 1.7% like-for-like from March 2013, the picture is distorted because Easter has fallen so late this year.
The BRC said sales were down 0.3% on a total basis...