Simon Mackay, formerly of Edinburgh Book Festival and W H Smith, is joining Oxfordshire-based AwesomeBooks in the newly created role of head of books.... Read more
Mostly Books has lined up a second series of its podcast, featuring a host of authors talking about their favourite books.
So-called "non-essential" retailers, which include bookshops, will be allowed to reopen when England's lockdown ends on 2nd December, Boris Johnson has announced.
The past six months have seen “explosive” online sales with print books up by 45%, e-books by 30% and audio increasing 28%, according to figures... Read more
Travel specialist Stanfords has smashed its £120,000 fundraising target to secure its future until at least spring 2021 after a deluge of donors came forward.
Customer behaviour is shifting towards ethical consumerism while online becomes much more than a “hits business”, Bookshop.org's UK m.d. Nicole Vanderbilt has said.... Read more
New retail website Bookshop.org has been hailed as a “game-changer” by Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls while its founder has said more features are on... Read more
Eleven areas in Scotland are being moved to tier four restrictions, meaning all non-essential shops have to close, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.... Read more
The next Booksellers Association Conference and Gardners Trade Show will take place on 12th and 13th September 2021 at Jurys Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Hinckley Island.... Read more
Graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero is launching a social media campaign calling for artists to support bookshops with a drawing of their favourite store.
Total book sales across the industry fell by 11% in the first six months of 2020, despite a big increase for fiction and a surge... Read more
National Book Tokens’ annual brainteaser the Hidden Books Game has returned for its eighth year, giving participants the chance to win a year's supply of books.... Read more
W H Smith made a headline loss of £68m in the year to end August 2020, according to its preliminary annual results released today (Thursday... Read more
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has reiterated his claims bookshops should be considered essential retailers and warned some indies will go out of business if they... Read more
Online retailer Bookshop.org has generated more than £100,000 in profit for indie booksellers in just nine days of trading, with 25,000 customers using the website.... Read more
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Friday, November 20 2020
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