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Books & stationery

Books & stationery Archives

Anime craze drawing huge footfall at South Korean malls

Animate was visited by some 140,000 people over the past two months, up threefold from the same period last year (45,000...

Facebook set to announce new audio products – Recode

The announcement will be made on Monday but some products will not show up for a while, the report added.

Central Retail launches bookstore concept B2S Think Space in Bangkok

“This is only one part of forward steps to expand the business of Central Retail," says CEO.

Wuhan’s Chinese-language bookstore opens in Singapore

Located at the Wheelock Place mall, the bookstore stocks more than 30,000 books, most of which are in Chinese.

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot

Nearly five years after the FTC scuttled a merger plan, US giants try again.

Behind the success of Japanese retailer Books Kinokuniya

Where many megastores around the world have faltered amid competition from online retailers and ebooks, Books Kinokuniya...
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 ...