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Books & stationery

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Eslite

Eslite plans mega store in Kuala Lumpur

Eslite is set to anchor a major mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Tops Thailand

Omni-channel focus rescues Central Retail’s bottom line

Central Retail Corporation says a pivot from offline to full-scale omnichannel has helped restore sales to almost the le...

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they’re finding new ways t...

Craft is cool. Retailers, get on board

More and more young people are turning to crafting for stress relief or to save costs on home renos. It’s good news for ...

Hai An, Vietnam’s biggest bookstore, opens in Ho Chi Minh City

In downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest bookstore yet, Hai An, has opened its doors.

How to survive in turbulent times, according to a Barnes & Noble exec

Kacey Sharrett, Barnes & Noble’s VP of e-commerce and digital, has faced some pretty turbulent times in her retail caree...
Tsutaya Book in Ginza

Japan’s Tsutaya Books opens first China outlet, in Hangzhou

Japan’s Tsutaya Books has launched its first China outlet in Hangzhou, set to be followed by a second store later this y...

Thailand’s Central Group buys OfficeMate, B2S parent for US$390 million

Central Retail (CRC) is to buy out COL Public Company, the parent company of Thai retail chains OfficeMate, B2S and Meb ...

Moleskine’s new CEO discusses creativity and the brand’s plans for Asia

Premium brand Moleskine is setting its eyes on Asia as a major potential growth market, planning expansion both online a...

Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite to close more locations this year

Well-known Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite has announced the shuttering of three further stores in a series of high-pro...