BA calls for bookshops to be classified essential retailers

The Booksellers Association (BA) has written to key government ministers and Lords calling for bookshops be classed as essential retailers, allowing them to reopen during lockdown in England. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 11:56:02 UTC ]
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BA calls for trade support as bookshops gear up for 15th June reopening

The Booksellers Association has called for publishers to support the sector in getting back to business after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday (25th May) that stores could reopen from 15th June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-26 03:20:25 UTC ]
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BA calls on government to support sector with retail space 'furloughing'

The Booksellers Association has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking for a series of measures to support booksellers during the Covid-19 crisis, including allowing retail spaces to be "furloughed" and help to keep the supply chain open.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 12:49:34 UTC ]
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Scottish bookshops keep click and collect option as Sturgeon brands books 'essential'

Bookshops in Scotland will still be able to offer click and collect services despite a toughening of coronavirus restrictions, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon branding books “essential items”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-13 21:17:15 UTC ]
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Indie bookshop numbers rose again in 2020, BA stats show

The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland has grown for the fourth consecutive year, the Booksellers Association has confirmed.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-08 03:46:57 UTC ]
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Non-essential retail to close in 11 areas of Scotland

Eleven areas in Scotland are being moved to tier four restrictions, meaning all non-essential shops have to close, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 11:02:32 UTC ]
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Retail site Bookshop makes £65k sales on UK launch day

New online retailer Bookshop.org secured sales of around £65,000 in its first day, making £16,000 for indies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-02 12:21:42 UTC ]
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Retail site Bookshop announces UK board

Bookshop.org, a retail site billed as a way for indies to counter Amazon’s online dominance, has today revealed the members of its UK board.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-13 09:56:56 UTC ]
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Bookshops should be among the first retailers to re-open, says Stephen Page

Stephen Page has said the pandemic is presenting a "very challenging time for businesses", as UK bookshops remain closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 20:22:12 UTC ]
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BA and retailers demand business rate reform

The Booksellers Association (BA) and more than 50 major retailers are calling on the government to take the first steps towards fundamental business rates reform in the upcoming budget.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-13 22:19:15 UTC ]
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BA hails increase in indie bookshops for third consecutive year

The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland has grown for the third consecutive year, according to new data from the Booksellers Association.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-09 17:00:46 UTC ]
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Bookshop Heroes to be crowned in new Bookseller feature backed by BA and HarperCollins

The Bookseller is to create a Rising Stars-style listing of individual booksellers to coincide with the Booksellers Association Conference in September 2020. The Bookshop Heroes special, supported by the BA and sponsored by HarperCollins, will be published to coincide with the annual conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-11 22:52:50 UTC ]
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BA hails joy of shopping in bookshops as Black Friday gets underway

The Booksellers Association has unveiled its Christmas social media campaign celebrating the joy of shopping in bookshops, as Black Friday gets underway. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-28 21:46:05 UTC ]
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Hachette UK and BA launch Sceptre Bookshop Award

Hachette UK and the Booksellers Association have launched a new £5,000 Sceptre Bookshop Award for stores that make an outstanding contribution to their community.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 10:33:41 UTC ]
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Retailers must work together to save UK high street, Bird tells BA conference

Booksellers must pull together with other retailers in their community to increase footfall and save the British high street, the Booksellers Association conference heard on Sunday. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-08 23:26:25 UTC ]
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BA and retailers demand business rate reform to save UK high street

The Booksellers Association has joined forces with more than 50 UK retailers to demand changes to the business rates system in a bid to save the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 17:07:43 UTC ]
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Retail spotlight: Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and The Blessington Book Store

We talk to Galway institution Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, which will celebrating its 30th birthday in October, and Nibbies Children’s Bookseller of the Year shortlistee, The Blessington Book Store.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-18 23:52:32 UTC ]
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Lambeth indie bookshop closure highlights fragility of UK high street, says BA

Independent bookshop Travelling Through has shut down following five years of trade, as Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls says the closure has highlighted how "fragile our high streets are".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-25 00:29:42 UTC ]
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DugoutZone calls it a game at retail location in Ellicott City; will continue online

After 21 years as the place where local sports fans could find a rare baseball card, an autographed football or even collectible photos, comic books and other memorabilia, the DugoutZone is closing its doors in Ellicott City. Rick Hubata, owner, said it’s time to shutter the brick-and-mortar... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA's Bottomley urges parliamentarians to support 'heroic' bookshops

Booksellers Association president Nic Bottomley yesterday urged parliamentarians to support its representations to government to give "heroic" bookshops the same business rate exemptions as pubs in recognition of their community value. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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