The city of New York and themes of loneliness and disconnection are prevalent among the titles championed in the new W H Smith Fresh Talent... Read more
The Mainstreet Trading Company’s Rosamund de la Hey has been re-elected as the Booksellers Association president for a second year.
W H Smith is celebrating its 225th anniversary year with a classic ‘yellowback’ book collection similar to the ones sold in the mid-1800s by the... Read more
Blackwell’s losses deepened in its last financial year, with the move of one of its flagship campus shops in Manchester to a temporary venue a... Read more
The British high street saw a 4% rise in book volume purchases through physical stores last year, while online sales flatlined. However, online retailers continued... Read more
Chancellor Philip Hammond has partially bowed to pressure from retailers to tackle “crippling” business rate hikes in April with three measures aimed at relief, equating... Read more
Connect Books has promoted Rob Moss to managing director of online bookseller Wordery, following the decision of current managing director and founder, Will Jones, to... Read more
Daunt Books in Chelsea may have to move after more than 10 years if a planning application to redevelop the building block is granted tonight... Read more
Blackwell’s is set to open 15 pop-up shops at venues around Oxford to coincide with Oxford Literary Festival.
East London bookshop Libreria has launched a subscription scheme which will provide customers with a monthly choice of "low-profile, high-quality" fiction.
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt emphasised the necessity of giving power to individual store managers in bookshop chains, calling the "crushing" consistency exemplified by chain stores like... Read more
Blackwell’s has completed an “all risks buy-in” of its defined benefit pension scheme with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). The company said the move would... Read more
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has told The Bookseller he has received “endless” emails from members of the public urging the chain to open unbranded shops in their... Read more
Gardners’ commercial director Bob Jackson is retiring from the wholesaler after 26 years.
Actor Sir Derek Jacobi has spoken out against the imminent closure of the Samuel French Theatre Bookshop, which is to become online-only following a “crippling”... Read more
Issue No 5748
Friday, March 24 2017
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