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
A number of independent bookshops are reporting that a rise in UK staycations is helping to counter the early damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more
Waterstones has announced its branches at Hull University and Essex University will not reopen and are to close permanently.
The Booksellers Association has announced The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel (Picador) and I’m Sticking With You by Smriti Halls and Steve Small (S&S) as books of the... Read more
Amazon has reported a 40% rise in net sales for the second quarter compared to the same time last year, while operating income soared by... Read more
Waterstones has announced it is making a number of redundancies at its London Piccadilly head office.
The annual Booksellers Association Conference and Gardners Trade Show is to be postponed until spring 2021.
Around 35% of regular bookshop customers are unsure about returning to bricks and mortar premises now lockdown has eased, according to a survey by Nielsen.... Read more
Bookshop chain Eason has announced plans to close its seven stores in Northern Ireland, putting 144 jobs at risk.
Gardners will reopen the Bertrams warehouse in Norwich after its parent company The Little Group bought the assets of the stricken business.
One hundred and fifty members of staff at W H Smith's head offices in London and Swindon have entered redundancy consultations, the retailer has confirmed to The... Read more
David’s Bookshop in Hertfordshire has been bought by its staff and remodelled as a John Lewis-style employee ownership trust.
Waterstones' London stores in Covent Garden and Leadenhall are temporarily closed.
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Issue No 5894
Friday, July 24 2020
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