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London French-English bookshop launches translation events

A recently opened French-English bookshop in London’s East End has launched a series of monthly events celebrating translated literature. Read more

Amazon to axe 'hundreds of roles'

Amazon has reportedly revealed it will axe a "small" number of roles and has not ruled out cutting jobs in the UK. 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

Government's economic pessimism 'concerning', says PA

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that business rates will follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) two years earlier than planned, providing some welcome relief to... Read more

Bookspeed expands after sales grow to £9m

Specialist book and gift supplier Bookspeed has more than doubled its operational capacity to more than 25,000 sq ft by investing significantly in additional warehouse facilities.... Read more

Eason to invest €5m in 'transforming' stores

Irish retailer Eason is to invest more than €5m (£3.95m) in the “ongoing transformation of its store estate” in 2016 and 2017 as part of... Read more

Amazon's third quarter sales rise 23%

Amazon saw a 23% rise in sales in the third quarter (ending September 30th) to $25.4bn ($20.6bn in third quarter 2014).  Net income stood at... Read more

Customers should spend '20% in small stores'

Consumers should aim to make 10-20% of their purchases at independent shops, Saltaire Bookshop owner David Ford has said. Ford revealed last week that his... Read more

Indies prepare Harper Lee plans

Independents are planning celebrations for the publication of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) on 14th July, with some holding midnight openings. Foyles... Read more

Amazon doubled UK profit in 2014

Amazon nearly doubled its operating profit in the UK last year, but paid less in corporation tax and received more handouts in government grants. The... Read more

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