Saltaire Bookshop to close after takings drop to £2 a day

Saltaire Bookshop will close in six months unless local customers rally to support it, its owner has said. The independent, based in the World Heritage site of Saltaire in West Yorkshire, tweeted last week: “Six month countdown begins today - unless we start getting more customers x.” Owner David Ford told The Bookseller takings had averaged out at £2 a day which was “unviable.” He said even though he “loved” bookselling, “I would earn more money sitting on the street with a cap in my hand.” Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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'Over 2,000' stores to mark National Bookshop Day

Over 2,000 bookshops are preparing to celebrate the UK’s inaugural Bookshop Day on Saturday 8th October with events and book clubs, according to The Booksellers Association. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookshops celebrate Super Thursday and prepare for Bookshop Day

Booksellers are gearing up for a "very exciting and busy" Super Thursday today (5th October), although one has argued the multitudes of releases may mean some "great" titles get overlooked. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Friday Fund Day: Drop Some Dollars and Help Some Classrooms

Help build the libraries of schools around the country by donating a few bucks to these DonorsChoose projects. Continue reading at Book Riot

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February Religion Bestsellers: ‘Dangerous Prayers’ Takes #2, Rachel Hauck Returns

Craig Groeschel’s guide to a deeper faith in ‘Dangerous Prayers’ debuts at #2 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction chart; a new romance by 'The Wedding Dress' author Rachel Hauck takes #3 in Religion Fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Cowell, Barr and Hannah to take part in Independent Bookshop Week

Authors including Cressida Cowell, Damian Barr and Sophie Hannah will take part in Independent Bookshop Week (IBW).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Flooding forces Shrewsbury children’s bookshop to close

Button & Bear children’s bookshop in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has been forced to close today (Wednesday 25th February) owing to rising floodwaters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book-ish closes for day after Storm Dennis hits

Crickhowell store Book-ish in south Wales was forced to close on Monday after flooding in the town from storm Dennis meant bookselling staff could not get to the shop. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Friday Fund Day: Drop Some Dollars and Help Some Classrooms

Do some good and help these classrooms build inclusive libraries by donating or spreading the word about their projects. Continue reading at Book Riot

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November Religion Bestsellers: Bob Goff Takes #2; Francine Rivers Dominates

Bestselling author of ‘Love Does’ Bob Goff’s 365-day devotional takes #2 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction chart amid the gift-giving season; while Francine Rivers takes three spots in Religion Fiction following the hardcover release of ‘Lineage of Grace.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘We realized we could pull it off’: 2 years in, Bayer is on track to take all digital media buying in-house by 2020

Bayer is on its second year of in-housing programmatic. At Digiday's Media Buyer Summit this week, the company shared how it set up its team. The post ‘We realized we could pull it off’: 2 years in, Bayer is on track to take all digital media buying in-house by 2020 appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Booksellers gear up for Super Thursday ahead of Bookshop Day 2019

Retailers are gearing up for a bumper Super Thursday ahead of this Saturday's Bookshop Day 2019 when events will be taking place up and down the country. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Whiley takes on Radio 2 Book Club

The BBC Radio 2 Book Club will relaunch again with presenter Jo Whiley, with upcoming choices including Girl With A Pearl Earring and YA author Angie Thomas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Big Green Bookshop to close physical shop and move online

The Big Green Bookshop is closing down its physical premises as owner Simon Key moves the business to online only, with "absolute monster" rates and rents forcing him to shut the bricks and mortar shop. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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November Religion Bestsellers: Lysa TerKeurst Takes #2; Christmas Stories Dominate

‘It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way,’ the new book by ‘Uninvited’ author Lysa TerKeurst, debuts at #2 in Religion Nonfiction; holiday-themed novels take over in Religion Fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Bookshop Band take on US tour with Gardners' help

The Bookshop Band will play a 15-date tour across America next month, with sponsorship from Gardners and US-based entertainment distributor All Media Supply. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookshop Day 'went brilliantly', say booksellers

Bookshops up and down the country say they saw footfall increase on Saturday thanks to the Bookshop Day campaign, organised by Booksellers Association. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sarpong, Porter and du Beke among Bookshop Day authors

June Sarpong, Sophie Mackintosh, Anton du Beke and Max Porter are some of the authors preparing to take part in this year's Bookshop Day on Saturday 6th October, according to The Booksellers Association, whose "unmissable" line-up also has children running bookshops, alongside poetry karaoke,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Closing London Book Fair’s Day One: The 2018 International Excellence Awards

The Nigerian publishing house founded by Bibi Bakare-Yusef was named winner of the Inclusivity in Publishing Award, and US-based Sara Miller McCune was on-hand to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award. The post Closing London Book Fair’s Day One: The 2018 International Excellence Awards appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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