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Redundancies announced in AudioGo administration 

4 November 2013

In the UK, 57 employees have been made redundant at audiobook publisher and retailer AudioGO after the company was placed into administration at the end of October, reports the Bookseller....

HMV to close 66 stores 

8 February 2013

In the UK, music retailer HMV will close 66 stores and make 930 of its staff redundant after entering administration in January, reports the Bookseller. The company’s administrators have selected...

Hilco purchases HMV debt 

24 January 2013

Restructuring company Hilco has taken ‘effective control’ of music retailer HMV UK after purchasing the company’s debt, reports the Bookseller. The chain, which operates 239 stores in the UK and...

HMV enters administration 

16 January 2013

In the UK, music retailer HMV has gone into administration, placing more than 4000 jobs at risk, reports the Bookseller. The chain, which operates 239 stores in the UK and...

Education Works placed into administration

27 July 2012

School bookseller Education Works has been placed into voluntary administration. Andrew Sallway, Said Jahani and Matthew Donnelly of Grant Thornton were appointed administrators of the company and its eight related...

Reader’s Feast to reopen before Christmas 

17 November 2011

Reader's Feast Bookstore will reopen in a new location in Melbourne before Christmas. Store owner Mary Dalmau told the Weekly Book Newsletter that the newly independent store will be located in...

Supanews to open A&R bricks-and-mortar bookstores 

8 November 2011

Former REDgroup-owned newsagency chain Supanews has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that it will operate Angus & Robertson (A&R) bricks-and-mortar bookshops in Australia. Adrian Gaskin, managing director of Supanews,...

Future of Borders Singapore uncertain 

23 August 2011

News reports in Singapore this week suggest that the future of Borders stores in the country is uncertain. The Straits Times reported on 20 August that the Borders flagship store...

Collins Booksellers acquires 20 former A&R stores 

16 August 2011

Collins Booksellers has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that 18 former Angus & Robertson (A&R) franchise stores and two former A&R company-owned stores have joined the Collins network. Collins...