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Your Bookshop to open fifth store in Sydney 

22 February 2013

Your Bookshop, a chain of independent bookshops in Sydney, will open its fifth store in April. Your Bookshop co-owner Bonnie Serov told Books+Publishing that the new store will be located in the...

Webber appointed Bookworld CEO 

7 August 2012

James Webber, former ecommerce and digital manager at REDgroup Retail, has been appointed CEO of Bookworld, the division of Pearson Australia which operates the Angus & Robertson and the soon-to-be-rebranded...

Webber appointed CEO of Bookworld 

7 August 2012

James Webber, former ecommerce and digital manager at REDgroup Retail, has been appointed CEO of Bookworld, the division of Pearson Australia which operates the Angus & Robertson (A&R) and the...

Pearson to rebrand Borders online as Bookworld

2 August 2012

Pearson Australia Group will rebrand the former REDgroup Retail-owned Borders online business as Bookworld this month. In a statement on the Borders.com.au website, Pearson said that the current Borders.com.au website...

Whitcoulls to close Lambton Quay store 

24 April 2012

Whitcoulls has confirmed that, after 104 years on the same site, the Whitcoulls Lambton Quay store will close at the end of May. A statement said that staff and stock...

New Dymocks store opens in Melbourne 

17 April 2012

A new Dymocks bookstore opened on Saturday 14 April at Knox Shopping Centre in Wantirna South, Victoria, taking the place of a space once occupied by Borders. Dymocks employee Jamie...

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...

Reader’s Feast to reopen before Christmas 

16 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 new 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,...

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...

Whitcoulls withdraws from BookScan panel 

20 September 2011

New Zealand bookselling chain Whitcoulls will no longer participate in the country's Nielsen BookScan panel. In a message sent to subscribers and retailers last week, Nielsen BookScan said that from...

Readings opens pop-up discount store 

20 September 2011

Melbourne bookseller Readings has opened a pop-up discount store in Lygon Court, Carlton. Readings Bargains is located opposite the former Borders Carlton store and across the road from the Readings Carlton store....

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...