Waterstones has announced it has made 16 head office roles redundant, including four publisher-facing staff in its books team, due to a “challenging trading climate”.... Read more
Booksellers have generally reacted enthusiastically to news that the US indie-focused retail site Bookshop.org is launching in the UK this November, although some remain cautious.... Read more
Honford Star will delay the publication of two titles until next year because of "Covid circumstances", the publisher has said.
The Booksellers Association says it has received a record number of orders for this year's Christmas catalogue, featuring introductions by Hilary Mantel and Cressida Cowell,... Read more
The Booksellers Association has announced The Harpy by Megan Hunter (Picador) and Jasbinder Bilan's Tamarind & The Star of Ishta (Chicken House) as its books of the month for September.... Read more
Waterstones has announced the closure of its store in Lancaster's King Street, saying it will not be renewing the lease.
Comic book and cult entertainment chain Forbidden Planet is celebrating its 42nd birthday with an online event featuring Neil Gaiman, Ben Aaronovitch and William Shatner.... Read more
Distributors say they are doing everything they can to enable them to cope with the autumn crush, amid concerns from some bookshops about the supply chain's... Read more
E-commerce firm Monwell has launched the Mail Bookshop with Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.... Read more
Bookshops already suffering from the Covid-19 crisis are being put under further pressure from inflexible rent demands, the Booksellers Association has warned. ... Read more
More than half of Tate's London bookshop staff are facing redundancy, with several roles in its books team and publishing operation also at risk, The... Read more
A number of figures from across the retail spectrum are enthused by the prospect of a bumper autumn of releases, after many were delayed owing... Read more
Waterstones has announced the permanent closure of its bookshop in the Centre MK Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes, over “excessive” rent demanded from its landlord.... Read more
W H Smith has announced plans for a major restructure which could see around 1,500 roles made redundant across the business.
The Book Trade Charity has handed out £112,000 in hardship grants from funds raised by the trade, but it expects applicants to keep coming forward... Read more
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Friday, September 18 2020
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