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Crime fiction boom as book sales rocket past 2019 levels | Books

Britain’s readers have been emerging from lockdown to restock their bookshelves, with book sales – and particularly crime novels – booming in the three weeks since booksellers were allowed to open their doors. The print market continued its healthy run since England’s bookshops reopened on 15 June, with 3.8m books sold in the last week, …

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Flipping hell: book designers lament Waterstones’ back-to-front displays | Books

It was understandable but slightly “heartbreaking”, designer Anna Morrison said of the news that Waterstones is asking shoppers to judge a book by its back cover. The retailer has offered its apologies to book designers after some newly reopened branches began displaying books back to front so browsers could read the blurb without picking it …

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Circus of Books review – tender doc about family life and gay porn | Film

Here is a documentary with an absorbing and unexpectedly complicated story to tell, whose paradoxes and sadnesses are not entirely resolved by the end. Artist and film-maker Rachel Mason has created an affectionate portrait of her elderly parents, Karen and Barry, who in many ways are like one of the (fictional) old couples in When …

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Meet the booksellers who are fighting back against the algorithm | Books

Heywood Hill bookshop has stood on the same spot since 1936. It inhabits a Georgian townhouse at 10 Curzon Street in Mayfair, London, a blue plaque outside commemorating its most famous employee, Nancy Mitford. Behind its heavy wooden door, a customer explains that she is visiting the UK from Australia, and would like to speak …

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‘In 24 hours, people gave us £40,000’: how readers rescued a small press | Books

If a novelist had submitted a story to my publishing company about someone losing £40,000 one day and then regaining it the next, thanks to the beautiful kindness of thousands of strangers, I would have thought that it sounded unlikely. If that novelist had also set the story just before Christmas, included scenes where one …

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Book People goes into administration, with almost 400 jobs at risk | Books

The Book People, the online and pop-up bookseller, has gone into administration only a week before Christmas, putting almost 400 jobs at risk. The retailer, which was founded in Godalming, Surrey, in 1988 by two book enthusiasts, Ted Smart and Seni Glaister, appointed advisers from PwC as administrators on Tuesday. The administrators said there would …

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Alibaba to close books early for $13.8 billion Hong Kong listing

A logo of Alibaba Group is seen during Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Singles’ Day global shopping festival at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, November 11, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters Alibaba will close its order books to institutional investors early for its upcoming secondary listing in Hong Kong, a sign that demand for shares is …

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