Writer and activist Benjamin Zephaniah and TED speaker Margaret Heffernan are set to deliver the keynote speeches at the Booksellers Association’s conference next month.... Read more
W H Smith has said it expects it’s annual results to be "in line with expectations" when they are released in October.
A company advertising for a bookseller in a luxury resort in the Maldives has admitted being "overwhelmed" by applicants since the job ad went viral.... Read more
Barnes & Noble was on the cusp of being sold to another book retailer in June before the deal fell through, it has been revealed.... Read more
A mother and son team is opening an independent bookshop in a 400-year-old property in North Yorkshire.
A group of Amazon employees in the US is being paid to promote the company on Twitter.
Rakuten Kobo is making strides into the US e-reading market through a partnership with Walmart which sees the multinational offering e-books to its customers.... Read more
Wales and the West is emerging as the area with the fastest-growing book sales of 2018 so far, according to fresh statistics from Nielsen BookScan.... Read more
Waterstones has today unveiled a new, “more generous” loyalty card, the Waterstones Plus, which has been developed in-house by the chain’s booksellers.
Philip Blackwell, founder of the Ultimate Library company, is recruiting a bookseller to work in a remote bookshop in the Maldives.
An arts journalist turned rare books dealer has created an online store devoted to women writers and plans to open a bookshop in Soho.... Read more
Chris White is to leave his position as Waterstones’ fiction buyer after 14 years to move into publishing as a senior commissioning editor for Simon... Read more
News that the government may bring in an ‘Amazon tax’ to help “rebalance the playing field” between physical and online retailers has been welcomed by... Read more
Over 500 people turned out in support of Bookmarks' solidarity event this weekend following the attack on the socialist bookshop by a far-right group a... Read more
Rossiter Books is opening a third store in Leominster, Herefordshire.
Issue No 5819
Friday, November 9 2018
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