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The Book People

An award-winning family company founded in 1988, The Book People is a specialist online book store offering books at great prices through their range of exclusive book sets and hand-picked favourites at discounts reaching 50% and often over 75%.

  • The Book People was voted No.1 value bookseller in the Which? 2012 Best Online Shops Survey.
  • In 2007, the Book People won the Direct to Consumer Bookselling Company of the Year Award at the Bookseller Retail Awards.


Provider of e Books and e Readers with an installed base of 8 million devices across 170 contries and 3 millions title available. Kobo has a number of collaboration agreements with booksellers and bookstores


Online bookstore of Waterstones, the UK's leading high street book specialist. Offering millions of titles with a service-led delivery including specialist book advice from booksellers. Organisers of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize

  • Chain of the Year - APS (Academic, Professional, Specialist) Booksellers Group Annual Conference 2010
  • Top prize in the IDM Business Performance Awards 2009
  • Usbourne Children's Bookseller of the Year 2011
  • High Street Retailer of the Year - Bookseller Industry Awards 2009

The Book Depository

An international bookseller shipping books free of charge, worldwide, to nearly 90 countries, with over a million customers and a reputation for extremely high service levels.

  • Direct Bookselling Company of the Year - British Book Industry Awards 2009
  • Winner - Cross Border e-Retail Innovation – e-Commerce Awards for Excellence 2009
  • Received one of the The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2010 for International Trade

Mills & Boon

Leading online book store specialising in quality romance fiction and other related entertainment products - with a global author base of 1300 selling around 10 million books each year in the UK

  • Best Retail site 2009 - New Media Age Effectiveness awards 2009

Tales on Moon Lane

Family-centred bookshop with a strong focus on children and operating through a Primerose Hill and a Herne Hill branch

  • Walker Independent Children's Bookseller of the Year 2008
  • Winner of Walker Independent Children’s Bookshop of the Year 2011 at the Bookseller Industry Awards. The bookshop manager also picked up Young Bookseller of the Year