Independents optimistic despite Brexit and challenging high street environment

Brexit, environmental issues and Christmas trading are looming large in independent booksellers’ minds ahead of the annual Booksellers Association conference, which kicks off in Birmingham on Sunday. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-06 07:34:02 UTC ]
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BA to focus on high street challenge

This year’s Booksellers Association conference, to be held at the Warwick University... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstores survived the rise of online retail. Coronavirus poses bigger challenges.

Indie bookstores thrive on being part of a community. Now, they’re taking desperate action to stay in business amid “social distancing.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-17 15:49:08 UTC ]
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'It's time to pull together', BA urges trade to support high street bookselling

The Booksellers Association is calling on customers and the trade to rally behind retailers and support bookshops, as the coronavirus outbreak hits the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 03:39:11 UTC ]
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Budget set to grant temporary business rates relief for high street

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce temporary relief from business rates for high-street shops at his first Budget today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 06:20:53 UTC ]
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Johnson to pledge to cut business rates in bid to revive high street

The government will announce cuts to business rates in the Queen’s Speech today (19th December) in a bid to revive the high street. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 04:26:38 UTC ]
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WH Smith to buy second US travel retailer; High Street book sales fall 5%

WH Smith has announced it is to buy US indie travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 21:24:24 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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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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German book trade's Christmas saved by last-minute high street surge

Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment when a last-minute surge in the high street before Christmas pushed sales marginally ahead of 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA exec chairman hails booksellers bucking high street trend

The executive chairman of the Booksellers Association has called for positivity in the year ahead as he says booksellers are bucking the trend of high street closures.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Newman and Coe urge readers to turn to high street after stock delays at 'Scrooge' Amazon

Authors Cathy Newman and Jonathan Coe have urged customers to take their business to the high street this Christmas season after suffering stock shortages of their titles on Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NearSt joins with Google to show high street book stock

A retail tech start-up, NearSt, has partnered with Google to show online what is available in local stores, with around 60 bookshops signed up nationwide. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Support for the high street

Philip Jones reacts to this week's Budget news, including Hammond's mooted UK digital services tax. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones confirms reprieve for Exeter High Street branch

Waterstones has confirmed its Exeter High Street branch will remain open "until further notice" after news The Ivy has dropped plans to turn the bookshop into a new restaurant and bar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing

'We can't have books stuck in dockside waiting for customs clearance,' points out Hodder Education's Lis Tribe, as publishers work to inform the government of the industry's Brexitian concerns. The post At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Thalia sales up 2% despite high street footfall decline

German bookstore chain Thalia reported preliminary figures in line with expectation for fiscal 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Irish indies cautiously optimistic but Brexit looms

Though the Irish book market, including Irish-published titles, grew in 2016, many in the trade are wary of the unsettling effect Brexit could have. Natasha Onwuemezi reports. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to close Exeter High Street branch

Waterstones is set to close its branch on Exeter High Street as it makes way for a branch of The Ivy restaurant. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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