Blackwell's sale under scrutiny

<p>A group of Blackwell shareholders has set out to derail the likely sale of the retail business, demanding a return to core academic and professional bookselling under the Blackwell family. The group--believed to be led by Toby Blackwell, father of Blackwell Ltd chairman and c.e.o. Philip Blackwell--has called an extraordinary general meeting, which must be held within 21 days.

In a statement it said: "Voting shareholders have become increasingly concerned with the way Blackwell bookshops throughout the UK are being run. They would like to see a return to a concentration on academic and ...

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