Can Bookshop Become the Indie Amazon?

The soon-to-launch platform aims to give booksellers an edge against the e-tail giant. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa Lewis, is doing a reading of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book The Detective Dog. Related:... Continue reading at The Guardian

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New app compares Amazon price with indie bookshops

Entrepreneur Will Cookson has developed an app which sends people to independent bookshops when they browse on the Amazon website. Cookson, who describes himself as an entrepreneur and creative director, has invented Bookindy, an extension for the Google Chrome browser which, when downloaded,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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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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Essex indie bookshop doubles in size after 'thriving' in pandemic

An Essex-based indie bookshop is doubling in size after "thriving" during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New indie bookshop nods to Bristol's 'radical past and present'

A new independent bookshop which nods to Bristol’s “radical past and present” has opened in the city’s Harbourside area, near where Edward Colston's statue was brought down last year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-25 11:33:12 UTC ]
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Indie bookshop celebrating women's writing opens in Edinburgh

An independent bookshop spotlighting women’s writing is opening in Edinburgh today (6th August), inspired by a successful book club.  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

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Welsh indie bookshops share their lockdown highlights

In a difficult year for independent bookshops across Wales, Caroline Carpenter talks to three — Cant a mil, Penrallt Books and Awen Menai — who have risen to the challenge.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookshop.org urges industry to back indies with links in Independent Bookshop Week

Online indie retailer Bookshop.org is calling for publishers and authors to link to independent bookshops and its own site for the duration of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Bookshop website makes £500,000 for indies

Indie-focused retail site Bookshop.org has now made more than £500,000 for stores in just over a month since its launch. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Click and collect might not suit us all, say indie bookshops

Indie bookshop owners and managers are gearing up for a second lockdown with optimism, though some are divided over the viability of click and collect services. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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Indie bookshop David's bought by staff

David’s Bookshop in Hertfordshire has been bought by its staff and remodelled as a John Lewis-style employee ownership trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon revealed as mystery £250,000 donor to UK bookshops

Fundraiser for retailers facing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic reveals that benefactor is internet giant widely blamed for trade’s declineAmazon, the internet retail giant vilified for years as public enemy No 1 to booksellers, has been revealed as the surprise mystery benefactor that... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Indie bookshop pre-orders boom as Mantel publication nears

Indie bookshops are cashing in on a pre-order boom for Hilary Mantel’s new book and are hosting everything from midnight openings to silent discos this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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