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The Paperback Bookshop celebrates 50 years

8 April 2019

The Paperback Bookshop in Melbourne's CBD is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April. Current co-owner Rosy Morton, who has owned the shop since 2000, said that she’s heard differing accounts...

Thirty Big W stores to close

2 April 2019

Woolworths will close approximately 30 Big W stores over the next three years, following a review of the chain’s 183 stores, reports ABC News. Two distribution centres in regional Queensland...

ABC to close online store, ABC Centres

16 August 2018

The ABC has proposed closing its online store and discontinuing any ABC Centres still hosted by third-party booksellers, reports Mumbrella. The move will see the broadcaster’s direct retail operations shut...

Booktopia shortlisted for online retail awards

14 June 2018

Online bookseller Booktopia has been shortlisted in several categories in the 2018 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs). Booktopia is a finalist for Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application and Best Pureplay Online...

Melbourne extends Christmas trading hours

3 December 2014

Melbourne retailers are allowed to trade for extended hours in the lead-up to Christmas, reports Inside Retail.The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne Central, Emporium Melbourne, QV Melbourne, H&M at Melbourne’s GPO, and department...

Robinsons Bookshop unveils Melbourne Emporium store

13 June 2014

Robinsons Bookshop has unveiled its new store in Melbourne’s Emporium shopping complex.The Emporium store, which began trading on 11 June, is ‘designed as a library in an old mansion—similar to...

Canberra bookstore Gaslight Books to close 

13 June 2014

Canberra bookstore Gaslight Books will close on 2 August after 25 years of operation. The Fyshwick store, which specialises in crime and detective fiction, science fiction, fantasy and horror, was...

The Book People launches international delivery 

16 May 2014

UK retailer The Book People has launched an international delivery service, reports the Bookseller. The Book People now delivers to customers in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and Europe, with...

Hachette accuses Amazon of delaying book deliveries

12 May 2014

Hachette US has accused Amazon of ‘discouraging’ customers from buying its books by delaying delivery, reports Publishers Weekly. According to a New York Times report published on 8 May, Amazon is listing...

Macleay Bookshop to close

25 February 2014

Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point, New South Wales, will close on Friday 28 February, after 60 years of trading. The independent bookstore, which sells new release and second-hand titles, was opened in...

UK has fewer than 1000 indie bookshops

24 February 2014

The UK has fewer than 1000 independent bookshops for the first time since records began, reports the Bookseller. According to figures from the UK Booksellers Association (BA), there are now 987...

Ariel Books closes The Rocks store

4 February 2014

Sydney independent bookseller Ariel Books has closed its store in The Rocks after 15 years of trading.Manger Julia Blanks told Books+Publishing that the main reasons for the closure were ‘the...