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Alice Winn wins 2023 Waterstones debut fiction prize for In Memoriam
Novel described as ‘truly stunning feat of fiction’ tells love story of two first world war soldiers

Ella Creamer

24, Aug, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘I can’t stress how much BookTok sells’: teen literary influencers swaying publishers
TikTok recommendations are driving sales and launching authors’ careers as the social media app continues to reshape the industry

David Barnett

06, Aug, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Lavender Menace, West & Wilde and other 80s gay literature suppliers were lifesavers | Letter
Letter: I was saved by access to LGBTQ+ literature in the anti-gay hostile environment of Thatcher’s Britain, says Vincent Finney

01, Aug, 2023 @5:02 PM

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‘We hid our stock in case we were raided’: Scotland’s pioneering LGBTQ+ bookshop
Opened two years after the country legalised ‘homosexual acts’, Lavender Menace made a huge impact. Now it has opened a public queer books archive

Katie Goh

25, Jul, 2023 @3:18 PM

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Waterstones debut fiction prize 2023 shortlist announced
Novels include tales of future gladiators and Vietnamese refugees, a Great War love story, a mystery thriller, and stories of generational trauma and the Troubles

Anna Davidson

13, Jul, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Claudia Mason obituary
Other lives: Bookseller and signwriter who lived for many years on a houseboat on the Thames

Laura Mason

06, Jul, 2023 @10:48 AM

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‘A culture, a people, an ethos’: one of the US’s oldest Asian American bookstores closes
As Eastwind Books of Berkeley shutters in California, local residents mourn the loss of a community

Momo Chang

05, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Lydia Davis refuses to sell her next book on Amazon
The garlanded short story author will release her next collection solely in bookshops and select independent online outlets to coincide with Bookshop Day

Sarah Shaffi

19, Apr, 2023 @10:05 AM

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UK publishing industry reports record-breaking year in 2022
There were 669m physical books sold in the UK last year, according to new figures from the Publishers Association

Sarah Shaffi

17, Apr, 2023 @11:26 AM

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‘Amazon doesn’t care about books’: how Barnes & Noble bounced back
Barnes & Noble is the US’s largest remaining book chain but, under James Daunt, each of the 600 stores is meant to run like an independent bookstore

Lauren Aratani in New York

15, Apr, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Amazon to close Book Depository online shop
Gloucester-based bookseller bought by the retail giant in 2011 will shut at the end of April

Lucy Knight

04, Apr, 2023 @11:07 AM

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Train tomes: Exeter St Davids station opens book vending machine
Penguin Random House has installed a machine in the Devon city’s station, enabling travellers to buy a changing raft of titles, inspired by company founder Allen Lane

Sarah Shaffi

27, Mar, 2023 @11:49 AM

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