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The recent boom in the remainder book trade 

20 April 2012

It’s an aspect of the industry that’s rarely discussed, but the remainder book trade in Australia is booming, reports Eloise Keating. When Angus & Robertson and Borders stores began to...

Rakuten to acquire Kobo 

8 November 2011

Ebook platform provider and online retailer Kobo is to be acquired by Japanese internet service company Rakuten. Rakuten confirmed in a statement its ‘definitive agreement' to ‘acquire 100% of total...

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,...

Bolitho appointed AllBooks4Less CEO 

2 November 2011

Discount-focussed bookselling chain AllBooks4Less has announced the appointment of David Bolitho to the position of CEO. Bolitho will be responsible for ‘both the retail casual leasing business (shops) and the...

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...