A crowdfunder set up by the trade to raise money for booksellers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has increased its target to £100,000 after Penguin... Read more
Author and illustrator Charlie Mackesy is this year’s collaborator on the Books Are My Bag limited edition bag, which will be available exclusively in bookshops... Read more
Indie bookshops are focusing on online sales and coming up with innovative ideas for business after the coronavirus crisis forced physical stores to close.... Read more
Edinburgh-based wholsesaler Bookspeed has closed its business during the coronavirus pandemic while Baker & Taylor has closed its Bicester facility for everything other than “urgent... Read more
W H Smith has closed around 60% of its shops after the Prime Minister ordered non-essential stores to shut owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
Three members of the trade have launched a £10,000 crowdfunder raising money for hardship grants to help booksellers hit by the coronavirus crisis.
W H Smith has closed 60% of its shops today (Tuesday 24th March), following new government advice shutting libraries and all "non-essential" shops. Wholesaler Bookspeed... Read more
Amazon has temporarily paused accepting shipments from third-party sellers to its warehouses for products including books owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
Booksellers have called for clarity from Boris Johnson’s government as measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak hit the high street.
The Booksellers Association is calling on customers and the trade to rally behind retailers and support bookshops, as the coronavirus outbreak hits the high street. ... Read more
Foyles has launched its first specially curated library in a retirement home, as part of its partnership with property developer Elysian.
Oxford University Press (OUP) has snapped up another series by bestselling Isadora Moon creator Harriet Muncaster.
Walker Books has signed a sleep guide for teenagers by wellbeing author Nicola Morgan.
W H Smith has warned the impact of the coronavirus outbreak could cut its profit by up to £40m as the pandemic hits its Travel... Read more
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has abolished VAT on e-books, dubbed the “reading tax”, alongside halting business rates on small businesses for a year.
Issue No 5879
Friday, March 27 2020
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