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The academic epidemic

With the Booksellers Association’s Academic, Professional & Specialist conference on the horizon (11th–13th March), I wanted to take this opportunity to take stock of the... Read more

The noise and fury

Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more

Indie bookshop presence in the UK contracts for an 11th consecutive year

The number of independent bookshops in the UK has fallen for the 11th year in a row, according to the Booksellers Association’s annual membership figures,... Read more

Irish booksellers demand rethink on library tenders

The Booksellers Association of Ireland has launched a manifesto calling for the Irish government to reconsider its controversial national library tender scheme due to commence... Read more

Daughter of missing HK bookseller makes plea for US assistance

The daughter of missing Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai has called for the US to help secure his release. Read more

Indies debate removing r.r.p in face of soaring overheads

Independent booksellers face a potentially toxic cocktail of pressures as the new National Minimum Wage (introduced in April), business rates rises and looming changes to... Read more

Carol Ann Duffy to tour UK for IBW

Poet Carol Ann Duffy will undertake a nationwide tour of independent bookshops this summer to support the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week. Read more

‘Pointless’ host to keynote BA Conference 2015

Richard Osman, writer and presenter of BBC One quiz show “Pointless”, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Booksellers Association Conference. Held at Warwick... Read more

BA leads way in Amazon competition inquiry

The UK Booksellers Association has taken a lead role in pressing for a regulatory investigation into Amazon, The Bookseller can reveal. The association submitted a... Read more

Publishers must set own policies on remote e-lending

Publishers must shape their own policies on allowing their titles to be digitally loaned in libraries, according to Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet. His comments... Read more

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