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  • Jardine to chair Booker Prize panel

    <p>Writer and broadcaster Lisa Jardine is to chair the panel of judges for the 2002 Booker Prize for Fiction. A professor at the University of... Read more

  • William Hill winner takes the biscuit

    <p>"Seabiscuit" (Fourth Estate), US author Laura Hillenbrand's story of a champion racehorse in post-depression America, has won this year's &#163;12,000 William Hill Sports Book of... Read more

  • Waterstone's to close in Charing Cross Road

    <p>Waterstone's is to close its Charing Cross Road bookshops, meaning that the UK's largest bookseller will no longer have a presence on a street regarded... Read more

  • Heffers to close children's shop

    <p>Blackwells is to close the Heffers Children's Bookshop in Trinity Street, Cambridge, after more than 30 years of trading. The high-profile branch will be replaced... Read more

  • BA overhauls conference

    <p>An overhauled Booksellers Association conference next year will focus on "value for money and value for time", the BA has pledged. The conference--to take place... Read more

  • PFD bought by media group

    <p>PFD bought by media groupAgency Peters, Fraser&amp;Dunlop has been acquired by CSS Stellar, a sports and entertainment, events, management and marketing group listed on the... Read more

  • Wischenbart parts company with Frankfurt

    <p>Rudiger Wischenbart, chief press officer of the Frankfurt Book Fair, is to leave the fair by mutual consent. He has led the fair's communications team... Read more

  • Chains join forces to combat store crime

    <p>Leading UK booksellers including Borders, Hammicks, Waterstone's and W H Smith have vowed to combat shoplifting by adopting a common technique of security tagging, the... Read more

  • Borders and Books Etc defy gloom

    <p>Borders Group international division, dominated by Borders and Books Etc in the UK, improved its performance in its third quarter, rebutting fears of a downturn... Read more

  • BCA goes official with booksdirect

    <p>Bertelsmann's UK book club group BCA has officially launched its online book club portal, booksdirect.co.uk. The portal acts as a gateway to the websites of... Read more

  • Silver Moon to shine on at Foyles

    <p>Foyles is to open a dedicated women's books section under the brand name of the Silver Moon Women's Bookshop. The news came as the Charing... Read more

  • Continuum acquires Sheed&amp;Ward

    <p>Continuum International Publishing has continued a series of rapid aquisitions with its purchase of London-based Catholic publisher Sheed&amp;Ward. It is the group's seventh acquisition since... Read more

  • Translated novel wins Gold Dagger

    <p>A translated novel has won for the first time the Crime Writers' Association's prestigious Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction. Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell won... Read more

  • V Shop to carry books

    <p>V Shop, the 100-strong entertainment retail chain owned by Virgin, is to introduce books to its product range in the run-up to Christmas. A range... Read more

  • Stileman to leave Arnold

    <p>Richard Stileman, managing director of Hodder Headline's academic and professional division Arnold, is to leave the company after 14 years at the helm. The move... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Wrecking Ball
    by Jeff Kinney
  2. 2.
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
  3. 3.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  4. 4.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  5. 5.
    Behind the Mask
    by Tyson Fury
  6. 6.
    Guinness World Records 2020
    by
  7. 7.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
    by -
  8. 8.
    Lady in Waiting
    by Anne Glenconner
  9. 9.
    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
  10. 10.
    Me
    by Elton John
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