Booksellers

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You tops UK book charts
In its first week on sale, Rooney’s new novel has outsold Jamie Oliver and beaten day-one sales of her previous book Normal People by 1,200% at Waterstones

Alison Flood

14, Sep, 2021 @2:20 PM

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Booksellers warn over Christmas supplies amid UK lorry driver shortage
Shops build up stocks early to offset bottlenecks as publishers warn Brexit and pandemic are delaying distribution

Sarah Butler

07, Sep, 2021 @3:53 PM

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Advance copies of Sally Rooney’s unpublished book sold for hundreds of dollars
Uncorrected proofs of upcoming novels have been selling for large sums on eBay and Depop – despite the practice being banned by publishers

Weronika Strzyżyńska

20, Aug, 2021 @12:47 PM

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‘I’m giddy to be here’: the risk-takers who opened bookshops during Covid
Who would open a bookshop in a pandemic? We asked five of them to share their stories, while Val McDermid remembers the bookshops of her youth

Val McDermid and Killian Fox

15, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Marcus Rashford scores in book charts with You Are a Champion
Public sympathy for the defeated England striker has sent sales rocketing for his inspirational life guide for kids

Alison Flood

14, Jul, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Waterstones prize winner Elle McNicoll: ‘I never saw autistic girls in books’
The author was repeatedly told that no one wanted to read fun books with disabled heroes. Now she has won the £5,000 Waterstones children’s book prize for her debut, A Kind of Spark

Alison Flood

01, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Donations flood in to restore Gaza bookshop destroyed by Israeli airstrikes
Appeal has so far raised more than $200,000, after the two-storey Samir Mansour bookshop, containing tens of thousands of books, was bombed in May

Alison Flood

21, Jun, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Leading authors sound alarm over post-Brexit changes to copyright
Philip Pullman and Kate Mosse among writers warning that changes being considered could flood UK with cheap foreign editions and threaten livelihoods

Alison Flood

10, Jun, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Authors to earn royalties on secondhand books for first time
AuthorSHARE, a royalty fund set up by two used booksellers with support from industry bodies, is calling for more retailers to participate

Alison Flood

31, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Rausings targeted in protest against Berlin bookshop eviction
Sigrid Rausing denies financial interest in building, as court orders booksellers Kisch & Co to vacate Kreuzberg premises

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

22, Apr, 2021 @3:04 PM

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12 of the UK’s best independent bookshops, chosen by readers
From old tales to new thinking, gardening to science fiction, our tipsters find literary nourishment – and cake, too – at these indie booksellers

Guardian readers

22, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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