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Books & stationery

“It was our destiny”: Japan’s ‘most beautiful bookstore’ lands in Malaysia

“It was our destiny”: Japan’s ‘most beautiful bookstore’ lands in Malaysia

Widely known as Japan’s most beautiful bookstore, Tsutaya has recently dipped its toe into Southeast Asia with the launch of its store in Malaysia in shopping centre Pavilion Bukit Jalil.  The 31,000 s...
‘Little veins of gold’: How Tony Nash plans to grow Booktopia
Amazon to close physical bookstores, focus on groceries
Warehouse Stationery launches electronics recycling program
Premier Retail starts FY22 on the back foot

Books & stationery Archives

Booktopia launches ebook subscription service

The subscription, which comes by way of the business’ partnership with Rakuten Kobo, is called Kobo Plus.

Collapsed Kikki.K bought out of administration

Most head office, retail and online employees will retain their jobs, and approximately 30 stores will remain open.

Petone’s Schrodinger’s Books named the nation’s best bookstore

Two-year-old business attracted the judges’ attention for “a beautiful physical space, arresting windows and merchandisi...

Premier Investments profit almost doubles despite 50,000 lost days

Premier Investments chairman Solomon Lew said it was an outstanding achievement to have delivered record results during ...

How Australian newsagents are reinventing to stay relevant

Resurgence in local shopping has seen newsagents broaden range of locally-produced goods.

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

Booktopia furthers investment in publishing with Welbeck ANZ

Booktopia sets sights on becoming a publishing powerhouse, forming a strategic partnership with a UK-based publisher.
Covid fuels gift-wrapping boom

Covid fuels gift-wrapping boom

Auckland-based gift-wrapping company Ribbon & Blues have noticed a spike in demand for its range of gift wrapping and pa...

Facebook to announce new audio products on Monday – Recode

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

Premier Investments profit up 88.9 per cent in first half

Chairman Solomon Lew put it down to the “skills and dedication of [Premier’s] entire global team”.

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...

Wanaka author launches online bookstore for children Kiwi Kids Read Books

Young kiwi readers and their parents have a new online destination specialising in local books by local authors.

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but they’re finding new ways to co...

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 ...

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...