Influential WH Smith Travel fiction buyer Matt Bates is leaving the company after 31 years to return to education.
Trade insiders say the proposed merger of the UK's second and third largest supermarkets, Sainsbury's and Walmart-owned ASDA, could limit the range of books on offer and... Read more
Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) will feature the 50th anniversary of The Tiger Who Came to Tea as well as Philip Pullman exclusives and a nationwide poet tour... Read more
An overhaul in the way Foyles buys books from publishers is already bearing fruit for the company, its chief executive Paul Currie has told The... Read more
Waterstones chief executive James Daunt has shared his hopes that the chain will continue to open fresh stores under its new ownership, as he conducted widespread interviews... Read more
Publishers, authors and agents have welcomed Waterstones’ change of ownership this morning and expressed relief at the news James Daunt is staying on to lead the company.... Read more
Elliott Advisors has bought a majority stake in Waterstones.
Tina Gaisford-Waller has joined the Winstone’s team as manager of its Frome store, Hunting Raven Books, in Somerset.
Exeter's branch of Blackwell’s is preparing a "19th-century love inn" with the city's Southernhay House Hotel.
Orion Fiction has snapped up the Anarchy series by Wattpad author Megan DeVos.
Octopus is hosting its first Nourish & Inspire Wellness Day in partnership with Waterstones Tottenham Court Road.
Amazon has denied allegations it penalises staff for toilet breaks or absence due to illness, after an author who worked undercover as an Amazon warehouse picker claimed UK workers "peed in bottles" for fear of taking breaks.... Read more
Amazon has launched an “international shopping experience” through an app which allows customers worldwide to browse and ship more than 45 million products from the... Read more
A window in London-based gay and lesbian bookshop Gay's the Word has been smashed.
Over 25 radical and independent bookshops are taking part in a two-week long celebration of feminist books in a bid to add to the debate... Read more
Issue No 5780
Friday, May 18 2018
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