Waterstones chief operating officer Kate Skipper has announced a string of operational changes with former bookseller Luke Taylor appointed as retail director. ... Read more
Lucy Swinburn has been promoted to head of books for W H Smith High Street.
Fifteen-hundred-plus members of the trade–just under 800 of them US booksellers–are gathered this week in Baltimore for the 15th annual Winter Institute (WI) of the American... Read more
W H Smith has reported a "good" Christmas with total revenue up 7%, following a boost from its Travel division and the acquisition of Marshall... Read more
Blackwell’s is requesting an additional 7% discount from academic and trade publishers, following a "strategic review" of the business.
The Woodstock Bookshop is on the market after owner Rachel Phipps made the decision to sell the business.
The Booksellers Association (BA) has made a submission to the European Commission in response to its Amazon Marketplace investigation, saying the firm's retail model is... Read more
The Works chief executive Kevin Keaney is stepping down with immediate effect as The Works posts an increase in sales for the Christmas trading period. ... Read more
Daunt Books Chelsea will cease trading next month owing to "extremely high" rent and rates.
Online store Bert’s Books has launched a £30,000 fundraiser to open a physical shop in Swindon.
Amazon's audiobook company Audible has reached a settlement with a group of seven US publishers in the copyright lawsuit against the firm's Captions programme, according... Read more
Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book... Read more
Blackwell's has reported "strong" Christmas sales with the chain's online business enjoying a "buoyant" trading period.
An indie bookshop which was the official bookseller of the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival has been replaced by organisers in favour of Waterstones.... Read more
Staff at Waterstones’ Camden branch were locked out of the store last week in an “unprecedented” action by its landlord during lease negotiations.
Issue No 5874
Friday, February 21 2020
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