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....74 (RRP £12. 99) go to bookshop. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. What’s going for it? Was it the charming assistant at Hennings wine merchants? The shelf-stacker in the topographical section at the bookshop? I’m still hunting for Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum, but there are plenty of plummy-voiced antiques dealers in these towns to go on my list of suspects; let alone the rum fellows I imagine conduct their affairs behind the high walls of the illustrious stately home that run through Petworth like the Berlin Wall. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Petworth and Pulborough, West Sussex: straight out of Miss Marple image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 04:30:37 PM
. What’s going for it? Was it the charming assistant at Hennings wine merchants? The shelf-stacker in the topographical section at the bookshop? I’m still hunting for Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum, but there are plenty of plummy-voiced antiques dealers in these towns to go on my list of suspects; let alone the rum fellows I imagine conduct their affairs behind the high walls of the illustrious stately home that run through Petworth like the Berlin Wall. ...
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Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....At the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital books. ...
Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print image
....More than 360m books were sold in 2016 – a 2% jump in a year that saw UK consumers spend an extra 6%, or £100m, on books in print and ebook formats, according to findings by the industry research group Nielsen in its annual books and consumer survey. The data also revealed good news for bricks-and-mortar bookshops, with a 4% rise in purchases across the UK. ...
Whisper it: small towns need a Waterstones | Fay Schopen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:40:00 AM
....If you think Waterstones dropping the apostrophe from its name is the worst thing the bookstore chain has ever done, think again. In an era when authenticity has been used to sell everything from pasta sauce in a jar to Donald Trump, the news that the firm has quietly opened three small, unbranded bookshops – in the picturesque towns of Southwold, Rye and Harpenden – has been greeted with dismay. ...
Waterstones under fire for secret shops image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:19:33 PM
. Waterstones, the UK's leading bookshop chain, is on the defensive after going incognito at some of its newer stores. ...
Waterstones chief defends decision to open unbranded stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:50:38 AM
....”. Waterstones has recently opened three stores under different names, sparking accusations that they are posing as independent bookshops to avoid the backlash against the homogenisation of Britain’s high streets. ...
Will business rates hike be final chapter for high street bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....Bookshops could be wiped off the high street as a result of changes to the business rates system, the industry has warned the Treasury. In a letter to David Gauke, chief secretary to the Treasury, the Booksellers Association said many bookshops will be crippled by rate increases and described the tax as “archaic”. ...
A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to bust | Larry Elliott image
....That has led to glaring anomalies. A small independent bookshop in London will be facing a whopping increase in business rates, while Amazon’s out of town distribution warehouses are set for a tax cut. ...
Jeanette Winterson to close London shop due to business rates surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:01:42 PM
....Winterson said the character of London’s streets was at risk of changing for ever. “It doesn’t matter if you’re in Marylebone or Spitalfields or round the back of Belgravia, your little newsagents, your dry cleaners, your corner shops and independent bookshops in particular will be hard hit because their turnover isn’t high,” she said. ...
Amazon Go checkout-free stores look set to come to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 11:54:59 AM
....The Seattle Amazon Go store is 1,800 sq ft and sells food staples such as milk, bread and chocolate as well as ready meals. Its opening follows the launch of a physical bookshop in its home town in November 2015. ...
Office parties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:02:01 AM
....". Michael Korel is the events manager for a number of Waterstones bookshops in west London. ...
Amazon Go store lets shoppers pick up goods and walk out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 06:49:26 PM
....)”. The Amazon Go store, which is 1,800 sq ft and sells most food staples, follows the Seattle-based company’s launch of a physical bookshop in its home town last year. ...
The 10 lies ​about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... Businesses are never “nice” and don’t give stuff away without expecting to cultivate misplaced positive feelings from their customers and as a result prise more cash from their bank accounts. When Adorno and Horkheimer wrote the following words, they weren’t thinking of my experiences in BOGOF bookshops or with on-street car rental firms, but they apply to them perfectly well: “All the violence done to words is so vile that one can hardly bear to hear them any longer. ...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: publishing sensation of the decade gets underway
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....They have already reported unprecedented pre-sale orders, with Waterstones alone going well into six figures in a market where 50,000 books is considered "astonishing". Its managing director James Daunt called Rowling the "patron saint of bookshops" for the impact the script will have, particularly on independent stores which will make the most of fan excitement. ...

Joseph Conrad's Secret Agent would feel at home in today's Britain
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 05:29:10 PM
....It is worth noting that the one country that has adopted the counter-extremism model that the Government is contemplating is France. Ever since the attacks on the Metro in the mid-1990s, the authorities have been much more direct in seeking to disrupt the activities of Islamist groups, raiding bookshops, seizing computers, closing down networks and the like. ...

Give me the Great British holiday over fancy foreign sojourns any day
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 06:28:51 PM
....But consider what lies within those shores, and you may change your mind. In the space of a few days this summer, we swam in the brisk Atlantic, ate cockles foraged from the beach, drank in a Falmouth bookshop/bar as sophisticated as anything in Williamsburg and heard a nightingale sing. ...
Summertime, and the livin’ isn’t easy as parents struggle with childcare image
....“Most weeks I’ll be looking after Max during the day and working in the evening,” says Laura. “I work late shifts in a bookshop while Scott works part-time for Tesco. ...

Teenager stabbed to death near iconic Notting Hill bookshop
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:07:12 AM
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Harry Potter magic helps conjure up profit rise at Bloomsbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 11:46:27 AM
....Lisa Campbell, news editor at the Bookseller magazine, said Rowling’s creation remained popular with fans smitten the first time around, while also piquing the interest of a new generation. “This is down to several factors – the publisher’s skill and ability to continue to stimulate readers’ interests by releasing new editions, such as the recent £150 deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the illustrated versions by Jim Kay, but also the success of national events such as Harry Potter Book Night, now celebrated across the world in libraries and bookshops. ...
Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins image
.... Waterstones last year stopped selling Kindles and e-books outside the UK, switched shelf space to books and saw a 5% rise in sales. Amazon has opened its first bookshop. ...
Speak out, get feedback and don’t be a consumer: advice for a new student image
....One of the dangers of being a university teacher is of losing touch with the memory of what it meant to be a student. Chatting to a current third-year student while she served me in the college bookshop, I asked her if she thought about further study after her degree. ...
Let’s move to Steyning, West Sussex image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 04:29:46 PM
.... But face facts: a time comes in most people’s lives when they can’t be arsed paying oligarch’s rates for the privilege of lively living, aka slipping the baby-buggy through a tide of pavement sick, dodging hen parties and the waft of doughnut fat. When you reach that point, may I recommend Steyning? One of those delightful towns (Arundel, Lewes, et al) over the hump of the South Downs, all snuggly with its ruined Bramber Castle, hunched parish church, knobby flint cottages and half timbers, bookshops and tales of former glory in the 12th century. ...
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How to go viral on the internet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 12:01:39 AM
....In the case of Tuna, it has made him a celebrity, and brought a lucrative income for him and Ms Dasher, who a year and a half ago quit her job as an interior designer to focus solely on managing his affairs. Los Angeles-based Tuna now has a best-selling book, and he visits bookshops across the US and overseas to meet adoring fans, more often travelling in his own seat on the plane. ...
The robots are coming – but we still need human touch in the workplace image
....It doesn’t always work out so well. In retail, the rise of IT and new ways of buying things has spelled the demise of Blockbuster film rental stores and the Borders bookshop chain. ...
Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income image
....”. Londoner Tanaka Mhishi, who works in a bookshop, adds: “I definitely think in a lot of ways my parents’ generation was luckier. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:00:00 AM
....• Katie’s latest novel, A Summer at Sea, is out now (Century, £12. 99 hardback) and is available at the Guardian bookshop. ...
Waterstones turns a page as sales rise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 11:52:02 AM
. Waterstones, Britain’s largest bookshop chain, is on the path to recovery with its first rise in sales under new ownership. ...
The future of e-commerce: bricks and mortar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:00:24 PM
....Amazon raised eyebrows in November when it opened its first brick and mortar extension – a bookstore in Seattle’s University Village. The online giant’s rise, after all, is blamed for laying waste to independent bookshops across the country. ...
Google tax deal: MPs launch inquiry after criticism of £130m settlement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 06:14:18 PM
....Boris Johnson, the London mayor, used his Telegraph column to criticise the “quite derisory sums [paid] in tax to the UK Exchequer” by US tech companies, but blamed the system rather than the firms. “It has never seemed fair that some of these companies – no matter how wonderful the service they provide – should be paying so much less in tax than the high-street tea rooms and bookshops they have pulverised. ...
Fairtrade chocolate and independent booksellers: an ethical guide to Christmas shopping image
....It’s not just Amazon that you might want to avoid when it comes to buying books for Christmas – the internet giant owns what, on the face of it, seems like a big rival: Book Depository. The best option is usually to support your local bookshop – and if you’ve never visited before you can find it through localbookshops. ...
Bookworms flock to Latin America's biggest literary fair image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 04:13:52 AM
....Which is why there is a big focus on children's books at the fair. An entire separate hall is dedicated to children's activities and bookshops. ...
Black Friday: Blues and Benefits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 12:25:07 AM
....In the UK one sector has come up with an antidote to it all: Civilised Saturday. The Bookseller Association's president Tim Walker thought up the concept for bookshops, many of them struggling with the the competition from Amazon, which is often credited with importing Black Friday to the UK. ...
UK bookshops tackle Black Friday with 'Civilised Saturday' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 08:55:10 AM
.... . On the 28th November, bookshops are enlisting butlers to serve champagne and wheeling out their comfiest chairs. ...
Home business innovation 2015-16 competition entry: Play the Field image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 05:14:07 PM
.... I set up my business page from my phone and advertised my services on social media before I had a desk, website or any structure in place. As soon as I arrived home, I set up a pop-up desk in my local bookshop, which happened to have a lovely cafe selling local produce. ...
Waterstones returns to profitability four years after facing bankruptcy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 03:51:10 PM
....Daunt was an unlikely saviour. He ran an independent chain of six bookshops in London called Daunt Books. ...
Home business innovation 2015-16 competition entry: Pop Up Horsham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 10:23:13 AM
....All three directors work from home in a shed or using a worktop. I work from my cowshed, where I also run a pop-up bookshop and write for two US publishers. ...
Entrepreneurs reveal their strategies for Small Business Saturday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of November 2015 07:59:53 AM
....Illustrator Emmeline Pidgen first heard about Small Business Saturday last year when she saw adverts and promotions in her local town of Chorley in Lancashire. Eager to get involved, she partnered with a local bookshop to sign copies of The Lavender Blue Dress, a book she had illustrated. ...
Profits booked: index shows popular first editions have doubled in value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 07:23:12 PM
....But some rare book sellers question the accuracy of the Stanley Gibbons index. Tim Bryars, who runs an antiquarian bookshop off Charing Cross Road in London, said: “I’m fairly sceptical of price indices when it comes to rare books. ...
Amazon opens traditional bookshop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 11:17:45 AM
. Amazon is opening a bookshop in Seattle in a move it described as a "physical extension" of its business. ...
Amazon begins a new chapter with opening of first physical bookstore image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 10:55:48 AM
....“If they expand it across the US and come to the UK, then the more high street presence there is for physical books the better,” he said. Mollet said Amazon was following in the footsteps of Apple as well as traditional bookshops. ...
Bargain Hunter: Blackwell's bookshop is offering 30% off paperbacks image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 31st of October 2015 12:35:54 AM
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 07:00:10 PM
....” I loved that slogan. It came to me, as so many good things did, from Housmans, the radical bookshop in King’s Cross. ...
Opening the books on Christmas sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 11:50:29 PM
...."That is bound to sell well around Christmas. But as an independent bookshop in London, we are relying much more on sales of serious fiction. ...
Waterstones to stop selling Kindle in most stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 06:08:22 PM
.... “Lets see what happens with sales of both [physical and digital], but in the future people may look back and say: that was the moment the market began to stabilise. “For bookshops, it is particularly heartening. ...
Let’s move to Sydenham, south-east London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 03:30:06 PM
....”. Sarah Thompson “Kirkdale bookshop – independent, with a great secondhand section. ...
Food waste cafes and urban orchards: five ways people are building a new economy image
.... Loaf in Birmingham runs a cookery school that teaches people how to make bread, alongside foraging and earth oven building. The Project Cafe in Glasgow hosts political discussions, a poetry bookshop and live music events. ...
The bookshop where you pay what you want image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 06:58:35 PM
. A bookshop has opened on a street in China - with no staff and where customers can pay whatever they want for the books. ...
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....” . There are wool shops, delis, tea rooms and Barter Books, one of the biggest second-hand bookshops in Europe. ...
Publishing industry's 'Super Thursday' to see more than 500 books published image
....The clues are in the announcement of more than 500 titles to be published on Super Thursday, 8 October, the publishing industry’s major assault on the Christmas market, previewed inFriday’s Bookseller. The date will also see the launch of the third annual Books Are My Bag, a celebration of books and bookshops, with events including signings and readings across the UK and Ireland. ...
Did technology kill or save the book? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of August 2015 11:01:04 PM
....The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name - a printed book that could be digitally individualised to include the name of the child reading it - went on to be the top-selling children's picture book in Britain and Australia. Spanish company SeeBook offers e-books as physical cards that can be bought online or in bookshops like other gift cards. ...
Ten years living on a boat: 'It's a fun life – I'm not a watery hobo' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:59:16 PM
.... The air is heavy with the whiff of moustache wax. There are bookshop boats, vinyl record boats, teashop boats, vegan smoothie boats, “healing” massage boats, cinema boats, boat “venues for hire”. ...
Let’s move to Wymondham, Norfolk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 03:30:12 PM
.... The half-ruined, two-towered abbey haunts the skyline like something from an MR James story. Lecturers from the University of East Anglia lurk in bookshops. ...
Amazon’s profitless path image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 07:30:49 AM
.... The man with a braying laugh which threatens to shatter glasses has more easygoing charm than many of his peers in the technology world, but he does not seem to mind making enemies. In recent years, those have included British bookshops and taxpayers. ...
How do I become ... a literary agent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 02:37:22 PM
.... If you don't ask, you will never know. In the bookshop he saw one part of the process. ...
Work experience swap site 'locks out less privileged pupils' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 07:01:02 AM
....The broadcaster was looking into the case, the spokesperson said. There are also placements abroad on offer, including with an architect in Paris, an aviation engineer in Singapore, an IVF specialist in Israel and a bookshop in New York. ...
Indie revival: high street bookshops upbeat about next chapter in story image
....Appearances across the country by authors including Antony Beevor, Jonathan Sacks and Helen Macdonald will mark the ninth Independent Bookshop week, but the shutters are still being pulled down as Amazon, ebooks and supermarkets take their toll. Last year almost twice as many bookshops closed down as new ones opened. ...
Why Amazon should open a physical high street store image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of June 2015 05:46:03 PM
.... . The company, which was founded as an online bookshop by Jeff Bezos in the mid-1990s, has large warehouses in non-urban areas, a service called Amazon Locker which allows customers to pick up their orders from a local place, and a new pickup and returns store at Purdue University in Indiana. ...
New Harry Potter illustrated editions spell rising sales for Bloomsbury image
....Newton said Bloomsbury was focusing on developing its academic and professional book business to reduce its overall exposure to the traditional book market. But he struck a hopeful note about the publishing industry at a time when local-government funded libraries are facing deep cuts and independent bookshops are closing. ...
As the UK has discovered, there is no postindustrial promised land image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of May 2015 12:25:47 PM
....None of this is much of a secret in Japan, where I have lived most of my adult life. In fact it was in a Tokyo bookshop that I happened upon that book I mentioned. ...
Can Navinder Singh Sarao really be a Wolf of Wall Street? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 04:00:58 AM
.... . At first glance this case would appear to confirm many people’s long-held suspicions about high-frequency trading (HFT) – a financial cause celebre ever since Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys hit the bookshops last year. ...
Revealed: Britain's most popular market towns  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of April 2015 06:20:08 AM
.... Shoppers do well here. The farmers’ market is one of the most vibrant in the county, and there are some great little bookshops and antique shops in the old town centre. ...
Is this the final chapter for London's independent bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of March 2015 08:00:08 AM
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