Quill and Quire

by Melanie Mah

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The Starbucks coffee chain has announced plans to expand its in-store marketing program to include movies and books. The company has had tremendous success promoting and selling a limited line of CDs in their stores ... Read More »

May 1, 2006 | Filed under: Bookselling

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The bid by HMV, owner of Waterstone's, the largest retail bookseller in the U.K., to buy the Ottakar's bookstore chain just took an unexpected turn. The Guardian is reporting that Tim Waterstone, who started the ... Read More »

April 24, 2006 | Filed under: Industry news

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After another round of spectacular financial results, Bloomsbury, publisher of the Harry Potter series, continues to be Britain's homegrown answer to the multinational giants that dominate the industry. But there is much speculation about how ... Read More »

April 10, 2006 | Filed under: Industry news

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Slate.com has an interesting evaluation of longtime New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani. What's interesting about Ben Yagoda's piece is that he avoids the vitriolic attacks levelled at Kakutani by such heavyweights as Susan ... Read More »

April 10, 2006 | Filed under: Book news, Opinion

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Margaret Atwood's extensive list of awards, citations, and fellowships just got even longer with the announcement that she has been chosen as the the inaugural writer for the The Muriel Spark International Fellowship. The fellowship, ... Read More »

April 3, 2006 | Filed under: Industry news

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The Guardian website features a report on the outrage over the British Competition Commission's tentative approval of a takeover bid of the Ottaker's bookstore chain by HMV, who already own the upscale Waterstone's chain. The ... Read More »

April 3, 2006 | Filed under: Industry news