Tagged: Christmas

Fanny Blake's Christmas gift guide

Author Fanny Blake gives some tips for buying books for your loved ones at Christmas. Read more

The noise and fury

Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more

Last Christmas

Consumers may be as inscrutable as ever when it comes to their likely gift-purchases, but asking booksellers for their Christmas predictions is a relatively... Read more

Indie bookshops bullish about 2018 after Christmas sales rise

Indie bookshops are kicking off 2018 with confidence after the majority reported sales rises over the Christmas period, but some have urged publishers to take more... Read more

Foyles defies Crossrail works to see festive boost

Foyles’ sales were marginally up in value terms in December, despite the mini-chain being hit by a drop in footfall, which it said was a... Read more

Waterstones 'pleased' with festive performance in 'tricky' month

The week before Christmas saw the biggest value takings for books since 2007, but bad weather and a surge in online orders hit brick and... Read more

Footfall down but Christmas sales holding up, say booksellers

Footfall into bookshops is down year-on-year in December, retailers have reported, but traders are holding their nerve, hopeful for a rush of sales in the... Read more

Booksellers to battle festive 'trend void'

Booksellers are feeling bullish as the four-week countdown begins to Christmas, despite a drop in volume and a "trend void". Read more

Kids’ booksellers prepare for festive frenzy

Children’s booksellers are gearing up for Christmas, with several events lined up and “positive” sales pointing to a “strong festive period” for the sector.... Read more

Spoof humour books help W H Smith to 'strong' Christmas sales

Sales of spoof humour books helped W H Smith to achieve a “strong” performance over its Christmas trading period, with the company’s chief executive Stephen... Read more

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