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National Book Tokens: a gift beyond words

National Book Tokens: a gift beyond words

National Book Tokens: a gift beyond words

Our gift cards are no mere alternative to cash: they give the pleasure of browsing, and the joy of choice.

8 Dec • 2 minute read
Counting the cost of customer servie

Counting the cost of customer service

Counting the cost of customer service

Investment in quality customer service doesn’t just benefit the customer.

17 Aug • 2 minute read
Bookshop tourism is a thing

Bookshop tourism is a thing

Bookshop tourism is a thing

Why is it that booklovers love to spend the holidays discovering the best that bookshops have to offer?

11 July • 2 minute read
It's time to rebuild our school libraries

It's time to rebuild our school libraries

It's time to rebuild our school libraries

Library provision is far from a given, with the most disadvantaged children most likely to be affected.

19 June • 2 minute read
Books: a spoonful of sugar for our mental health

Books: spoonful of sugar

Books: a spoonful of sugar for our mental health

Research shows the many, varied ways that reading can benefit our minds and bodies.

5 May • 2 minute read
As Earth Day 2023 approaches, what next?

Earth Day 2023

As Earth Day 2023 approaches, what next?

Millions of small, informed decisions, writes Alex de Berry.

5 April • 2 minute read
Teachers are rising to the reading challenge

Teachers are rising to the reading challenge

Teachers are rising to the reading challenge...

... what about you? With reading for pleasure at an 18-year low, we can all make more time to read.

08 March • 2 minute read
It's no Blue Monday for books

It's no Blue Monday for books

It's no Blue Monday for books

January didn't feel gloomy as books, and bookshops, continued to buck the trend.

10 February • 2 minute read
Books: an affordable luxury

Books: an afforable luxury

Books: an affordable luxury

The humble book is perceived, rightly, as good value for money – even in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

04 January • 2 minute read
Rewards for workers – not just for Christmas

Rewards for workers

Rewards for workers – not just for Christmas

Strategic investment in staff wellbeing benefits everyone.

23 November • 2 minute read
Matters of diversity... and why diversity matters

Matters of diversity

Matters of diversity... and why diversity matters

The shortlists for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards show us why bookshops are so important when it comes to championing diversity.

13 October • 2 minute read
Literacy: not a laughing matter

Literacy: not a laughing matter

Literacy: not a laughing matter, but a human one

International Literacy Day is the perfect moment to reflect on the ways we can all support reading for everyone.

8 September • 3 minute read
Summer reading: the original great escape

Summer reading: the original great escape

Summer reading: the original great escape

It’s that time of year – but the great summer getaway can sometimes feel anything but relaxing.

5 August • 2 minute read
What are we thanking teachers for?

What are we thanking teachers for?

What are we thanking teachers for?

Homework, long hours, and actually, very average holidays.

5 July • 2 minute read
Why we love bookshops

Why we love bookshops

We love bookshops. How can we show our support?

Bookshops contribute tangible benefits to local communities... so investing in them benefits us all.

16 June • 3 minute read
Reading for fun

Reading for fun

It's time to get serious about reading for fun

Growing evidence supports reading for pleasure as the best indicator of children's future success. What role do bookshops play?

6 May • 2 minute read
Acts of green

Acts of green

Acts of green

With Earth Day on 22nd April, 'acts of green' are happening across the planet. How can a small business make a difference?

30 March • 2 minute read
Now, there’s a good idea…

1 in 7 pupils said

Now, there’s a good idea…

Twitter is talking about giving books instead of greetings cards. World Book Day has been giving books to children for 25 years, with our support.

28 February • 2 minute read
Keeping it real: books and bookshops

Keeping it real: books and bookshops

Keeping it real: books and bookshops

Despite our fascination with all things digital, books and book retail are in rude health.

11 February • 2 minute read

 

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