Tagged: Covid-19

Booksellers in England and Wales rejoice as doors are thrown open to customers

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

The ancient well

 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

2020 sideswipe

Future historians of the book business will have a problem when they look back on 2020. Read more

This may not destroy you

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

Needful things

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

Call the author

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

Locked down, but not out

Last week I wrote, in respect of the coronavirus, that decisions taken in good faith one day, may go bad the next. Read more

Hachette UK and Bloomsbury delay office plans as Covid-19 cases rise

Hachette UK and Bloomsbury have changed their office return plans, with some staff not fully returning until October due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more

Ebury signs trio of books from Rosen

Ebury Press has acquired three new non-fiction books from Michael Rosen exploring trauma, recovery and language.  Read more

Booksellers keep Covid-19 measures and urge 'responsible' shopping

Booksellers are planning to continue some level of Covid-19 safety measures, despite the government’s scrapping of all mandatory precautions in England, including face masks and social... Read more

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