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Books & stationery

Books & stationery Archives

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...
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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...

Hong Kong’s Swindon Book Co closes after 100 years

Swindon Book Co, one of the oldest bookstores in Hong Kong, will be permanently closed at the end of this month.

Loft launches in Shanghai

Japanese lifestyle specialty store Loft has opened its first directly owned overseas store, ‘Xujiahui Loft’ in Shanghai.

Updated: US stationery business buys up Kikki K

In a creditors meeting on Zoom on Thursday, June 25, shareholders voted in favour of a deed of company arrangement.

Malaysian bookstore chain MPH culling stores in shift online

Malaysian bookstore chain MPH Bookstores is not closing down, despite much speculation on social media concerning the im...

JD helps boost bookstore sales in China

E-commerce platform JD has helped boost bookstore sales in China during the coronavirus outbreak.