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Beyond bookstores: Books in retail spaces 

16 October 2012

Clothing stores, craft shops and even chocolatiers are all potential booksellers, writes Andrew Wrathall. Prominently displayed in Surfection, a clothing store in an inner-city Melbourne shopping centre, is a stack...

The Scribo Group sold to PMP’s Gordon and Gotch 

3 September 2008

The Scribo Group, the book distribution business created earlier this year when Brumby, Bookwise, Tower and Gary Allen merged, has announced its acquisition by Gordon and Gotch Australia (GGA). Gordon...

Tower/Gary Allen and Bookwise/Brumby announce merger 

19 February 2008

Four of Australia's independent book distributors -- Bookwise, Gary Allen, Tower Books and Brumby Books & Music -- have announced that they have reached agreement to merge their operations.   Each business...

Brumby acquires Bloomings Books 

5 February 2008

The Brumby Group has announced its acquisition of Bloomings Books, which wholesales and distributes a range of gardening, botanical and natural history books, as well as publishing its own titles...

Genat to leave Bookwise 

3 July 2007

Gary Cobbledick, group managing director of Bookwise International, has announced the departure of Bookwise managing director Patricia Genat, who has led the company since 2003. Genat, who has steered the...

Brumby completes Bookwise acquisition 

8 May 2007

The sale of Bookwise to Brumby Holdings was completed on 1 May. ‘We are pleased that Bookwise is now back in Australian ownership,' said Gary Cobbledick, managing director of Brumby...

Brumby to buy Bookwise 

10 April 2007

Brumby Books and Music has signed a ‘conditional contract' to purchase fellow distributor Bookwise International. Under the deal--reportedly worth over $450,000--Bookwise will remain in Adelaide with all of its current staff,...

Brumby merges with New World Music 

27 February 2007

Mind-body-spirit (MBS) book distributor Brumby Books has merged with New World Music Australia.The new company is known as Brumby Books & Music.‘Brumby Books & Music is Australia's premier independent MBS...