Booksellers welcome UK arrival of indie-focused Bookshop site

Booksellers have generally reacted enthusiastically to news that the US indie-focused retail site Bookshop.org is launching in the UK this November, although some remain cautious. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Bookshop site partners with Modern Films to support indies

Online retailer Bookshop.org is partnering with Modern Films on a new initative to support indie bookshops and film institutions across the UK, after a challenging 15 months owing to the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-29 08:56:46 UTC ]
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Halls hails Bookshop site as 'game-changer' for indies

New retail website Bookshop.org has been hailed as a “game-changer” by Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls while its founder has said more features are on the way. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 09:40:54 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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Indie retail site Bookshop.org launching in UK

Bookshop.org, a retail site billed as a way for indies to counter Amazon’s online dominance, is coming to the UK in time for Christmas after smashing its US sales targets since launching in late January. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Wakefield indie to shut bricks and mortar bookshop and move focus online

Wakefield indie Rickaro Books will close its bricks and mortar bookshop in March and move its focus to its website selling rare and antique books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 01:28:46 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

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Indie Focus: Sly surprises in 'Support The Girls,' 'Searching' and 'The Bookshop'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Lately there has been lots of talk of a revival of rom-coms and coming-of-age movies, inspired in part by the likes of Susan Johnson’s “To All the Boys I Loved Before” on Netflix. But a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Indie bookshop presence in the UK contracts for an 11th consecutive year

The number of independent bookshops in the UK has fallen for the 11th year in a row, according to the Booksellers Association’s annual membership figures, but the rate of closure has slowed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hackney bookshop opens with indie focus

The people behind Camden Lock Books have opened a new independent bookshop in Hackney, east London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK Print Book Sales Pop in 2015, Indie Bookshops Get a Boost

The Bookseller reports a jump in the average price of books in the UK last year, as well as a boost in print book sales — especially at indie bookstores. The post UK Print Book Sales Pop in 2015, Indie Bookshops Get a Boost appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Indie Author–Indie Bookseller Relationship Warms Up

More and more indie booksellers are tightening bonds with their communities is by stocking self-published titles by local writers—as long as they don't say a word about Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Booksellers Pick Some Favorites

We look at the adult and children’s authors originally tapped by booksellers to appear at this year’s Winter Institute—although due to the cancellation of the in-person event, the panel will now be virtual. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie bookshop numbers rise for fifth consecutive year, BA figures show

The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland has grown for the fifth consecutive year despite challenges brought by the pandemic, the Booksellers Association says. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK's first Black specialist bookshop New Beacon to close

The UK's first Black specialist bookshop is to shut its doors and move entirely online, as financial constraints jeopardise its future.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Bookseller launches annual Christmas trading survey for indies

The Bookseller is inviting independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland to complete its annual Christmas trading survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Somerset indie Snug Bookshop forced to close after roof damage

An independent Somerset bookshop is being forced to close for good after Storm Arwen damaged the roof. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How Four Bestselling Authors Connected with Readers, Helped Indie Booksellers, and Beat the Pandemic

What launched as a sort of support group in the early days of Covid-19, Friends & Fiction celebrated its 100th episode on November 24. PW caught up with show's creators and hosts, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry, to talk about the remarkable... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Institute 9: Indie Bookselling in a Post-Pandemic World

Booksellers focused on the nuts-and-bolts of indie bookselling in a post-pandemic world, with Wednesday roundtables on gift bundles and boxes and hosting virtual events especially well attended by Ci9 booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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