Last week The Bookseller held its first face-to-face event for 18 months: the FutureBook Conference took place on Friday 19th November, with about 250 delegates,... Read more
A number of booksellers from across England and Wales have reported an ‘amazing’ spell of trading after being allowed to reopen again to customers this... Read more
In Martin Latham’s excellent new book The Bookseller’s Tale (Particular Books), the manager of Waterstones Canterbury reminds us that we are all book peddlers, hustlers... Read more
Future historians of the book business will have a problem when they look back on 2020.
In Michaela Coel’s excellent BBC TV series “I May Destroy You”, her character Arabella’s journey concludes in a bookshop with the launch of her self-published... Read more
Some weeks are sent to test us. This is one of them. On Monday, we learned that bookshops could be part of a first wave... Read more
Nobody wants a story when they cannot breathe, wrote author Sarah Perry, in a piece published in the Guardian last week, that detailed her passing... Read more
Last week I wrote, in respect of the coronavirus, that decisions taken in good faith one day, may go bad the next.
Publishers have spoken about their struggles with long Covid, singling out firms such as Penguin Random House and John Murray for their support. ... Read more
The Covid-19 lockdowns have drastically altered book trade events and made a number of them more accessible, but how can we ensure they remain so... Read more