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The battle for B&N

The fight to acquire US bookseller Barnes & Noble is a battle for the future of the book business, says Philip Jones. ... Read more

Word on the Street

How can bricks and mortar stores claim a slice of the pie as audiobooks experience a boom but CDs lose out to digital downloads?... Read more

'I wanted the Waterstone’s stores to be the most civilised and welcoming places in the world'

In an extract from his memoir, Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone describes the early days of the chain's creation.   Read more

What price culture?

Indie bookseller Peter Donaldson illustrates how heavy publisher discounts for online and direct-to-consumer retailers undermine sales through high street shops. Read more

The perfect Foyle?

Julia Kingsford considers the positives and negatives of Waterstones' recent acquisition of Foyles for both parties. Read more

The bookshop politic

Bookseller Catherine Barter argues that radical bookshops are becoming more needed in the current political climate. Read more

The opportunity of TEF

Blackwell's Scott Hamilton on the opportunity that the recent government White Paper on education provides for academic booksellers and publishers. Read more

A special place

Henry Hitchings introduces a collection of essays investigating the myriad pleasures, puzzles and possibilities of bookshops around the globe. Read more

Retail on the edge

Philip Jones on how the “designer bookshop” is becoming central to how high streets are reinventing themselves in the 21st century. Read more

Bookshop obscura

Philip Jones explores the reshaped landscape for book sales, from “non-traditional" retail outlets to revitalised "traditional" booksellers. Read more

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