Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:16
Easons is set to refurbish its Dublin flagship store in a scheme it is calling “Project Icon”.
The historic building on O’Connell Street in Dublin (pictured) is two to three times larger than any other shop in the Easons estate, and its revamping will involve considering how to use the space more creatively....
Tue, 17/09/2013 - 09:00
Author James Patterson has pledged to give $1m of his own money to independent bookshops in the US.
Patterson appeared on CBS "This Morning" to discuss his plans to improve literacy and said it was...
Thu, 12/09/2013 - 09:45
A major Barnes & Noble shareholder has told the company that “no-one is happy with Nook” and a new e-reader strategy is needed.
B&N chair Len Riggio faced persistent questions on the future of the company and the Nook division in particular, at an investors meeting held earlier this week.
Tue, 10/09/2013 - 10:05
More than 14% of businesses in Britain's high streets are vacant, according to new findings from retail data business the Local Data Company.
The overall vacancy rate for the top 650 town and city centres was 14.1%, only just down from the last rate of 14.2% recorded in February.
Matthew Hopkinson, director of the Local...
Tue, 10/09/2013 - 08:30
Macmillan Children's Books pre-school imprint Campbell Books wants to feature the UK's "best independent bookshop" in its Busy Books series.
The series for young children is one of Campbell's best selling, and features titles including Busy Park, Busy Farm and Busy Airport.
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 09:45
Blackwell’s is setting up a new digital development office with nine new members of staff. The flurry of digital activity includes a new app.
The Blackwell’s app is available for Android and Apple devices and will enable customers to shop at Blackwell’s using their tablets and mobile phones. It was created after...
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 08:45
Nielsen has said that booksellers should consider stocking children’s books rather than fiction at the front of their stores.
The view is based on the relative projected growth rates of fiction e-books compared with children’s e-books, with children’s printed sales more robust than most. Sales of printed children...
Fri, 06/09/2013 - 09:24
Around 200 of 487 managers have left their posts at Waterstones in its company-wide restructure, m.d. James Daunt has confirmed.
While a small handful of people remain in consultation over their positions, the overwhelming majority of...
Fri, 06/09/2013 - 09:20
Booksellers Association c.e.o. Tim Godfray has said the country will “wake up to a sea of orange” next weekend (14th September) as bookshops ranging from W H Smith to independents prepare to launch the M & C Saatchi Books Are My Bag campaign with events and give-aways.
W H Smith is stocking bookmarks and bags for...
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 10:15
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that “confidence is slowly but surely returning to the UK’s high streets” after retail sales values rose 1.8% like-for-like in August.
Online sales of non-food products also grew strongly, up 15.0% last month in comparison to the previous August.