Thu, 18/07/2013 - 08:15
South London's Bookshop on the Heath and Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond, North Yorkshire, are among six independents currently up for sale.
The Bookshop on the Heath—price tag £100,000—has been trading from the same site in London’s Blackheath since 1949. Owners Richard and Jasmine Platt are now poised...
Tue, 16/07/2013 - 15:15
Blackwell’s has acquired the Keele University campus bookshop from Waterstones, as it continues a wave of expansion that began when it took over the Derby campus shop in May.
The current staff are to be retained with the...
Wed, 10/07/2013 - 14:16
A federal judge in America has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, suggesting that Apple's chief negotiator Eddie Cue was not "credible" as a witness. A further trial for damages will now ensue, though Apple has said it would appeal the decision.
In a three-week trial, the Department of...
Tue, 09/07/2013 - 09:30
William Lynch has resigned as Barnes & Noble's c.e.o. and the company has announced a review of its current strategic plan "as the bookselling industry continues to undergo significant transformation". B&N said it had no plans to appoint a new c.e.o., and was in a "transition" period. Its divisional heads will...
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 09:30
W H Smith is trialling franchising agreements with independent newsagents in its latest new store format exercise.
The first W H Smith Local is being trialled in Clapham, London, with two more in Purley, Surrey, and Headington, Oxford, to be completed this month,...
Fri, 05/07/2013 - 09:24
Pan Macmillan is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Andrea Camilleri’s Montalbano series with an independent bookshop promotion that ties in local communities with Italian food.
Its Montalbano Menus campaign brings together local communities around their love of Italian food and Camilleri’s books, and events will...
Thu, 04/07/2013 - 08:30
The answer to keeping Britain’s high streets alive “has to be political”, a new Economics Foundation consultant Lindsay Mackie told an audience at the Southbank Centre last night (3rd July).
Booksellers, publishers, authors and members of the public gathered for a debate entitled The Perfect Storm; Why...
Wed, 03/07/2013 - 16:21
The first thing I do when I travel to a new city or town is hunt for the independent bookshops. I believe you can gauge the cultural health of an area by the number of independent bookshops and their ratio to, say, outlets of Gap.
Independent bookshops are more than just an indicator species in the cultural ecology of a city. They...
Tue, 02/07/2013 - 08:30
Faber has launched an online shop on The Book People website, offering direct retail to customers as well as author interviews, articles and competitions.
The new FaberShop (thebookpeople.co.uk/fabershop) joins other Book People shops from Red House, LEGO and Dorling Kindersley...
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:30
Young people have been put off buying from Amazon after recent revelations about the company's tax affairs, according to a study commissioned by the Booksellers Association.
The results, taken from a survey of over 2,000 book buyers in the UK, showed that 70.8% of 16-24 year-olds said recent revelations about internet-only...