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Dearth of a Black salesman

Dearth of a Black salesman

For one of my final school essays, I chose to analyse a whisper of a book. Upon confirming my choice, I found out that my... Read more

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The e-book vaccine?

Despite the fact that so much entertainment content is now digitally delivered, physical books - at least up until this point - have continued to outpace the... Read more

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

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