W H Smith's total group revenue for the 20 weeks to 16th January 2021 slumped to 59% of 2019 levels in the same period but... Read more
The German book market ended 2020 down by 2.3% across all channels in value and 5.3% in volume.
The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland has grown for the fourth consecutive year, the Booksellers Association has confirmed. ... Read more
New indie publisher Cipher Press has announced its #newqueervoices submissions for UK writers identifying as trans, gender non-conforming, queer, working class and as writers of colour. ... Read more
Blackwell's is the latest bookseller to announce it has closed its stores during the new lockdown and will not be offering click and collect, with the exception... Read more
Waterstones and Blackwell's have both reported good sales for December with books by Charlie Mackesy and Maggie O'Farrell among those proving huge hits.
The Booksellers Association has welcomed an announcement that shops forced to close because of England's lockdown are eligible for one-off grants of up to £9,000.... Read more
Waterstones is temporarily closing its stores owing to the latest lockdown, furloughing staff and no longer offering a click and collect service.
The Booksellers Association has warned the effect of a new lockdown could be “severe” and has called for government to support retailers.... Read more
Some independent booksellers have expressed reservations about continuing with click and collect services, as England moves into full lockdown this week.
The Booksellers Association has named The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood (HQ) as its first Fiction Book of the Month for 2021.... Read more
Waterstones has temporarily closed its branch in Wandsworth, south-west London, until the summer for refurbishment.
Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are invited to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey.
More areas in England will be added to Tier 4 from Boxing Day, with non-essential shops closing their doors, the government has announced.
Booksellers Association managing director Meryl Halls has heralded “remarkable” Christmas trading for the sector as she thanked the trade for its “invaluable” support this year.... Read more
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Issue No 5913
Friday, January 15 2021
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