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Robinsons to open Melbourne CBD store in April

13 January 2014

Independent Melbourne bookseller Robinsons Bookshop will open a new outlet in the Melbourne CBD in April. The new store, which will open in mid-April, will be located in the new...

Sainsbury’s to stop selling print books online 

7 January 2014

In the UK, supermarket Sainsbury’s will stop selling print books online at the end of February, reports the Bookseller. From March, Sainsbury’s will sell print books, CDs, DVDs and games...

ArtsHub launches online bookshop with Bookworld

11 December 2013

Arts website artsHub has launched an online bookshop in partnership with Bookworld. The artsHub bookshop opened to the public on 6 December, offering 200,000 titles divided into three main categories:...

Notions Unlimited ‘saved’ 

25 November 2013

Melbourne bookshop Notions Unlimited, which called for public support earlier this month to avoid closure, has announced that it has been ‘saved’. Chuck McKenzie, owner of the science-fiction, fantasy and...

New bookshop Fat Cat Books opens in Melbourne

8 October 2013

A new bookshop called Fat Cat Books has opened in Dandenong Plaza in Melbourne. Fat Cat Books, which is located near the previous site of the Dandenong AllBooks4Less store, is...

Collins Kawana to close 

8 October 2013

Collins Booksellers in Kawana, Queensland, will close this month, reports the Sunshine Coast Daily. Owner Therese Appleby, who bought the Collins store at Kawana Shoppingworld three years ago, said she will...

Collins store in Karratha to close 

16 July 2013

Collins Booksellers in Karratha, WA, is set to close, reports the Pilbara Echoe. The bookshop, which is located in the Centro Karratha shopping centre on Welcome Road, will close at the...

TB Clarke, AllBooks4Less enter administration 

9 July 2013

Books wholesaler and remainders dealer TB Clarke and its retail arm AllBooks4Less have been placed into administration. Barry Taylor and Todd Gammel from HLB Mann Judd in Sydney were appointed administrators...

QBD grows to 50 stores 

26 June 2013

Bookselling chain QBD now operates 50 stores across Australia, following the opening of a new store in New South Wales in April. A QBD outlet opened at the Stockland Shopping...

Unleash Books & Education outlets close 

1 May 2013

Independent bookselling chain Unleash Books & Education closed its four stores in Westfield shopping centres in Sydney in March. A spokesperson for Westfield confirmed to Books+Publishing that the Unleash Books...

RMIT Bookshop to close 

24 April 2013

Melbourne campus bookseller RMIT Bookshop will close on 30 April. The independent business, which is owned by the Melbourne Co-operative Bookshop Group (MCGB), has operated in the Melbourne CBD for 53 years. The RMIT Bookshop outlets...