The trade association for the UK’s booksellers says that following 20 years of decline, its membership counts 890 independent member-shops on its roster.
This weekend marks Kobo’s first decade. CEO Michael Tamblyn looks at how his far-flung international retail success is a former startup ‘still standing.’
In UK audiobook statistics, Harris Interactive sees younger, higher salaried men leading listeners. Orion’s Katie Espiner talks about women in publishing.
Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia’s largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
Answering the dominance of two bookstore chains’ 400+ locations, Polish publishers create BookBook, their own chain, banking on ‘the unique atmosphere of our bookstores.’
Belgian researchers report that the aroma of chocolate inspired bookstore shoppers to stay in the store longer, while boosting the sales of certain genres.
London’s venerable Foyles is profitable, opening stores across the UK, and wants to go international. Chief Executive Sam Husain explains what comes next for the beloved brand.
Some feel Amazon’s growing power and influence threatens to create a hegemony. By Edward Nawotka I want to make a confession: I have an Amazon Prime account and I use it…a lot. I have a small child at home, limited time to shop, and a fast Internet connection. Amazon, in our household, has become synonymous with shopping. Though I have a …
By Roger Tagholm LONDON: A shadow hangs over the aisles this year and if it’s not made up of volcanic ash this time, the consequences could be even more worrying for British publishers. The shadow is called Waterstone’s whose fate is of concern to almost everyone at Earls Court. At the moment, the chain’s founder Tim Waterstone and his Russian investor …
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story profiles Berlin’s Dialogue Books, an English-language bookstore that was open for just six months — and then moved online. In the story bookseller Sharmaine Lovegrove describes the store as a “pop-up” bookstore. Opening short run, pop-up retail locations is increasingly trendy. You tend to hear of them “popping up” around specific events, such as …
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