Booksellers

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Irish poetry publisher toasts new home in pub after crowdfunding campaign
Bookshop and arts centre run by Salmon Poetry is saved from closure after raising more than €60,000 from 700 individuals

Ella Creamer

13, May, 2024 @3:18 PM

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Sexily ever after: how romance bookstores took over America
Five years ago, there was just one. Now bookshops exclusively stocking romance novels are everywhere – aiming to ‘undo generations of shame’

Lois Beckett in Los Angeles

14, Feb, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Victoria’s Robinsons Bookshop apologises after owner’s call for more ‘white kids’ on book covers
Susanne Horman’s comments have been ‘taken out of context’ and ‘misrepresented’, business says

Adeshola Ore

29, Jan, 2024 @5:17 AM

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Murder mystery puzzle book Murdle tops UK Christmas bestseller chart
GT Karber’s book of challenges beats Richard Osman’s The Last Devil to Die and Guinness World Records to top spot

Lucy Knight

20, Dec, 2023 @2:30 PM

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Lucy Yu’s thriving New York bookstore burned down. How can she rebuild without burning out?
Lucy Yu’s bookstore features works by immigrants and people of color, but a fire earlier this year decimated her business

Claire Wang

01, Dec, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Katherine Rundell wins Waterstones book of 2023 with ‘immediate classic’
Impossible Creatures, about a realm where all the creatures of myth still live, was declared ‘as close to perfect as fiction gets’ by the retailer’s head of books

Ella Creamer

30, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Britney Spears memoir helping drive UK book market growth, says WH Smith
Singer’s tell-all book and Richard Osman’s latest crime novel boosting pre-Christmas sales, says retailer

Sarah Butler

09, Nov, 2023 @3:43 PM

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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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