Independent Bookshop Week reveals 2019 plans

Hachette UK will sponsor Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) and authors Cressida Cowell, Patrick Gale, Katherine Rundell and screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch will tour bookshops across the country as part of the annual celebration of indies. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury reveals plans to support indies amid pandemic

Bloomsbury has announced a strategy to support independent bookshops during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-08 07:54:28 UTC ]
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Regional Independent Bookshop of the Year Award winners announced

The winners of the regional and country round of the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award have been announced, with nine shops in contention for an overall prize of £5,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 14:37:10 UTC ]
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Independent bookshops start to close as coronavirus advice comes in

Independent bookshops across the country are closing their doors to protect staff and customers from the coronavirus outbreak. Many indie shops are encouranging customers to support their businesses and place orders online. Delivery services have also been ramped up across the board, with some... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 22:52:52 UTC ]
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Armitage reveals plans for National Poetry Centre in Leeds

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has announced plans for a National Poetry Centre in Leeds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 09:42:34 UTC ]
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Record number of stores in the running for Independent Bookshop of the Year

The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, have revealed the regional shortlists for the 2020 Independent Bookshop of the Year with a record 49 bookshops from nine regions across the UK and Ireland vying to be named the country’s best indie retailer for books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-18 22:49:23 UTC ]
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Sales on the up for French independent bookshops

French independent bookshops increased their sales by 7.1% last year, despite a 1.3% drop in December because of continuing yellow vest social protests and the start of transport and other strikes against national pension reform on 5th December, according to the Booksellers Observatory. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-12 12:12:56 UTC ]
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English language bookshop crowdfunder has week to raise £7,000

A crowdfunding campaign to create a “feminist safe haven” bookshop in Paris has only a week left to raise the remaining £7,000 needed to secure premises, after securing two-thirds of its financial target. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-02 16:26:28 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: December 23, 2019

Dav Pilkey, PW’s person of the year, has the #1 book in the country with the latest Dog Man installment, ‘Fetch-22.’ Plus the HBO tie-in addition of ‘Watchmen’ is building a readership, and books about female courage are making a strong showing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of December 23, 2019

Ken Follett sells a Pillars prequel to Viking, HMH takes two from a senior writer at The Root, and One World buys a book on the protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: December 9, 2019

James Patterson has two new books on our list, one centered on staple character Alex Cross and the other starring Ali Cross, the detectives son. Plus the Trump White House and WWII remain fertile ground for authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: November 25 – 27, 2019

Of Bohumil Hrabal’s six great loves, guess how many were cats? (Hint: almost all of them.) | Lit Hub Memoir The car culture that’s helping destroy the planet was by no means inevitable: on the relentless campaign to force Americans to accept the automobile. | Lit Hub History Here are the 78 best... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-30 12:30:39 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of December 2, 2019

Millennial journalist Jill Filipovic sells a book on her generation to S&S’s newly launched One Signal imprint, Gallery Books lands a YouTube star, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Tony Lothian Prize 2019 shortlist revealed

The six-strong shortlist for this year’s Tony Lothian Prize, which awards £2,000 to the best unpublished biography, have been announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-28 22:18:02 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: November 22, 2019

Among the week's headlines: The National Book Awards are awarded in New York; in Florida, a group of county commissioners double down on their refusal to allow their library to buy a 'New York Times' digital subscription; and Elsevier announces a breakthrough open-access deal with Carnegie... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 25, 2019

This week: why we're wrong about nearly everything, plus Bohumil Hrabal's meditations on living with cats. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: November 25, 2019

Bush twins Jenna and Barbara have the #5 book in the country with ‘Sisters First.’ Plus Kevin Wilson’s ‘Nothing to See Here’ hits our list for the first time in its third week on sale, and the latest incarnation of ‘Joy of Cooking’ remains a family affair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Picks: Books of the Week, Nov. 25, 2019

This week: A biography of Jay-Z from Michael Eric Dyson, a series launch from bestseller Jeff Lindsay, and a Man Booker–shortlisted novel from Bernardine Evaristo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Foyles reveals Books of the Year 2019

Books by Ocean Vuong, Lisa Taddeo and Katherine Rundell have triumphed to be named Foyles 2019 Books of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-20 23:32:14 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: November 18, 2019

Eight years after ‘The Night Circus,’ Erin Morgenstern returns with ‘The Starless Sea,’ #10 in the country. Plus Neal Shusterman concludes his Arc of a Scythe trilogy with ‘The Toll,’ and ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ retitled ‘The Irishman,’ hits the big and small screens. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 18, 2019

This week: a woman who gave birth to rabbits, plus a brilliant mystery set in 15th-century England. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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