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...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:28
Two businessmen have bought the freehold of Marlborough's only bookshop in order to keep it running.
Robert Hiscox, former deputy chairman of Lloyd's of London and honorary president of Hiscox Insurance, and Brian Kingham, founder and group executive chairman of Reliance Securities Group, have bought the freehold of The White...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:20
WH Smith’s Irish stores achieved 185% increase in pre-tax profits to €1.5m (£1.24m) last year.
The Irish Examiner has seen the company’s accounts filed on Companies Office, which show that...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 09:40
Foyles’ new flagship “bookshop for the 21st century” will open its doors in June with a three-week Grand Opening Festival.
The Foyles flagship is moving to 107 Charing Cross Road from its former home down the road at 113-117, with the three-week long festival of literature and culture running from 11th June–...