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Lessons learned

After closing his campus academic bookselling operation late last year, Ron Johns reflects on the physical market for textbooks. Read more

'Edgy' books reign at Port Eliot Festival 2018

Edgy, eclectic and issue-lead books were king at Port Eliot Festival this weekend, which saw 10,000 people descend on the Cornish estate. Read more

Jim Broadbent joins tributes to Babette Cole

Actor Jim Broadbent has joined publishers Hodder Children’s Books and Penguin Random House (PRH Children’s) in paying tribute to the “irrepressible” author Babette Cole, who... Read more

Children's author Babette Cole dies

Children’s author and illustrator Babette Cole has died aged 67, her publisher at Mabecron Books, Ron Johns, has confirmed. Read more

Booksellers split on likely Christmas Number One

Booksellers are divided on whether David Walliams' The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins) will hang on to the charts top spot through to Christmas or whether a... Read more

BA backs campus bookshops as Leicester axes academic offer

The Booksellers Association has defended the importance of bookshops on university campuses in the wake of the University of Leicester Bookshop being threatened with closure.... Read more

Ron Johns' Mabecron Books wins award

A title from bookseller Ron Johns' publishing company Mabecron Books has been awarded a 2016 Holyer an Gof Publishers' award for books published about Cornwall... Read more

Retailers await Rowling as Brexit hits footfall

Booksellers are hoping that the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child later this month will offset the negative impact economic uncertainty has had... Read more

Retail sector 'could lose 900,000 jobs over next decade'

The retail sector could see 900,000 job losses and 74,000 shop closures over the next decade as a result of rising costs, a report by... Read more

Rick Stein to open bookshop with Ron Johns

Celebrity chef Rick Stein is set to open a bookshop with his wife Sarah and Cornish bookseller Ron Johns next month. Read more

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