BITM – The Guardian – Amazon’s AbeBooks backs down after booksellers stage global protest

After almost 600 booksellers withdrew 3.5m books from the secondhand marketplace in support of countries dropped by the website, it apologises for a ‘bad decision’ An “extraordinary and unprecedented” global protest from antiquarian booksellers has forced the Amazon-owned secondhand marketplace AbeBooks to backtrack on its decision to pull out of several countries. AbeBooks had told…

Bookseller Briefing 45/18 – week ending 9 November

W H Smith ‘had planned’ B&N buy-out W H Smith reportedly offered to buy struggling US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble (B&N) last year before the deal fell apart. According to the Wall Street Journal, the UK books and stationary company was B&N’s would-be-buyer described in its ex-head Demos Parneros’s lawsuit against his former employers. The filings had said that…

Radio – BBC Sounds New podcasts, exclusive music mixes and classic BBC comedy and drama now available

BBC Sounds to transform what you hear with exclusive music mixes, radio and new podcasts Date: 30.10.2018     Last updated: 31.10.2018 at 13.41 Category: Podcast; BBC Sounds; Radio The BBC has launched BBC Sounds, bringing together 80,000 hours of unmissable music, radio and podcasts, available live and on-demand in a personalised single app and website. Twenty new podcasts available on…

SA Books – Fables Bookshop closes its doors

  FABLES BOOKSHOP Africana & collectable rare books 119 High Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa.  Telephone / Facsimile:  +27-(0)46-636-1525  (shop hours) Located at: 33.31126 S, 26.52428 E   Fables have ceased trading from their shop in Grahamstown as of the end of October 2018, and will soon cease occupation of those premises. We have removed our online listings…