Morrisons becomes BA member

Morrisons has become a member of the Booksellers Association (BA), The Bookseller can reveal.  The retailer joins fellow supermarket chains Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda in being a member of the trade body. The move reflects Morrisons’ growing commitment to books over the last two years, during which time it has stocked more titles and presented more book promotions front of store. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Offers Members Free, or Reduced Registration for 2020 Annual Conference

Thanks to a select group of sponsors, the fee for ALA members is just $60, and registration is free for any library professional who has been furloughed, laid off, or has had a reduction in hours. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 17, at noon (CT). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 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 'concerned' by postponement of business rates revaluation

The Booksellers Association has said it is concerned by the government's decision to postpone its planned business rates revaluation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-07 01:50:55 UTC ]
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Quiz: Which Member of Dumbledore’s Army from Harry Potter Are You?

Answer the 10 questions in the Dumbledore's Army quiz and you will find out if you are more of a Harry or Neville or one of the other members! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-06 10:34:02 UTC ]
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BA conference postponed to November

The Booksellers Association annual conference and Gardners Trade Show have been postponed until November owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-03 07:50:39 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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BA criticises Amazon for 'ill-judged' hardship fund donation

The Booksellers Association (BA) has branded Amazon's £250,000 donation to a booksellers hardship fund an “ill-judged attempt to mitigate a decades-long campaign to undermine the bookselling sector”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-24 16:27:46 UTC ]
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Bookseller Covid-19 crowdfunder backed by PRH and BA

A crowdfunder set up by the trade to raise money for booksellers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has increased its target to £100,000 after Penguin Random House and the Booksellers Association pledged support. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 19:31:47 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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Rossiter steps up as new BA president

Andy Rossiter has been appointed president of the Booksellers Association, as Nic Bottomley steps down after two years.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 18:32:56 UTC ]
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BA reveals final round of grants from £50K diversity fund

Bookshops from across Britain have been awarded the final grants from the Booksellers Association £50,000 diversity fund for projects to improve accessibility, representation and inclusion.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-02 23:40:45 UTC ]
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Vintage celebrates late Toni Morrison's birthday

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McCormack joins BA as head of policy and public affairs

Laura McCormack is joining the Booksellers Association (BA) as head of policy and public affairs in a "newly refreshed role", developing policy strategy across trade, government, media and consumer relations. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-20 13:28:43 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

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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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BA concerned as Scottish Parliament considers 'retrograde' change to business rates

The Scottish Parliament is considering plans to give local authorities more control over business rates, sparking "extreme concern" from the Booksellers Association.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-16 03:18:34 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

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Quiller buys prison memoir of NatWest Three member Darby

Quiller has bought the memoir of former British banker Giles Darby, one of the NatWest Three who was jailed in the US for his involvement in a $7m fraud. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA launches Indie Book of the Month scheme

The Booksellers Association (BA) will launch the Indie Book of the Month scheme, to promote adult and fiction titles across the UK and Ireland next year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-03 19:14:43 UTC ]
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