Blackwell's to close five university branches following Covid-19 crisis

Blackwell's to close five university branches following Covid-19 crisis

Blackwell's is closing five of its university campus branches to "protect the future health" of its business following the coronavirus crisis.

The closures will affect up to 20 staff at branches in St Andrews, Belfast, Bradford, Keele and Leeds. There are also six redundancies affecting the central support team based in Oxford.

The closures means the chain will be left with 23 stores. Blackwell's also said it planned to have a staged programme of reopenings, beginning with its flagship stores in Oxford and Cambridge on 15th June.

C.e.o. David Prescott told The Bookseller: “Whilst our onl...

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