Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:15
Waterstone’s branches in Enfield and Walthamstow have been closed to trading today after a wave of looting swept London over the weekend.
A spokeswoman said police had cordoned off the area to shoppers after the unrest, which began in Tottenham on Saturday following a peaceful protest outside a police station over the fatal...
Mon, 25/07/2011 - 16:05
W H Smith has launched a new half-price book promotion in partnership with mobile phone network O2, which it said has the potential to reach 22 million new customers.
Priority Moments, which launches today (25th July), allows O2 customers to download a free app which will allow them to take advantage of special offers with many of O2...
Mon, 25/07/2011 - 08:47
Podcast recordings of Richard and Judy’s Summer Book Club for W H Smith have been listened to more than 100,000 times on iTunes.
Six episodes of the Book Club podcast have been released to date, which feature interviews between Richard and Judy and the Summer Book Club authors.
The Summer Book Club titles include Sarah...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:34
Retailers have criticised J K Rowling's decision to sell the Harry Potter e-books directly through the Pottermore website, with Waterstone's saying physical bookshops are "effectively banned" from selling the digital editions.
Mon, 23/05/2011 - 13:59
Simon & Schuster has defended its publication of Will & Kate’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding as “fun” and “gently humorous” after Tesco withdrew the book from sale, following complaints.
The supermarket pulled the title after the Romany Women’s Union (RWU) claimed the book is racist towards...
Tue, 10/05/2011 - 13:38
W H Smith has signed an exclusive deal to extend the Richard and Judy Book Club until 2015.
The high street retailer has signed a contract with the celebrity couple to personally read and recommend eight fiction titles to WHS shoppers three times a year for the next four years. Richard and Judy originally signed up with WHS last year...
Wed, 04/05/2011 - 15:53
WH Smith customers have voted You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz as the best read from Richard and Judy’s Spring Book Club titles.
The thriller, published by Sphere, came top of an online poll asking readers to judge which of the chain retailer’s eight current Richard and Judy promotion books they found the most engrossing...
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 08:51
Emma Donoghue's Room (Picador) has added another accolade to its Man Booker shortlisting and Orange-longlisting after receiving the vote of "TV Book Club" viewers as their favourite spring read of the 10 titles.
The second most popular title was Daisy Goodwin¹s My Last Duchess (Headline Review), and in third was...
Mon, 28/03/2011 - 08:54
Seventeen former British Bookshop & Stationers stores have held their first weekend of trade under W H Smith ownership.
Nine venues opened their doors as W H Smith stores and eight re-opened under their original name of British Bookshops & Stationers.
Those keeping their BB&S frontage sold range books at 15%...
Mon, 14/03/2011 - 08:59
Sales of the selected 25 World Book Night titles soared by over 100% at W H Smith, amid a wider trade sales boost, following television coverage, events and book giveaways to mark its inaugural year.
On 5th March, 20,000 people gave away one million books in a bid to boost adult reading and raise the profile of the industry across the...