List of bookstore chains


List of bookstore chains

This is a list of bookstore chains with "brick-and-mortar" locations. In the United Kingdom, they are known as "bookshops" and "newsagents". In American English, they are called "bookstores" and "newsstands" (as they also carry newspapers and magazines). In British English, most promotional advertising of books typically use the phrase "available at all "good" book shops", which is not used in American English (the phrase "available at local bookstores [or booksellers] " or similar is usually employed).

Some bookstore chains may either offer new books, second-hand books, or liquidated books.

In addition to paperback and hardback books, most large modern chains also sell videos, DVDs, audiobooks, radio dramas, and music CDs.

Argentina

*Boutique del Libro
*Capitulo2
*Distal
*Cuspide
*Yenny-El Ateneo

Australia

*Angus & Robertson
* [http://www.booksonboard.com BooksOnBoard] , one of the largest selection ebooks plus easy graphic tutorials for new ebook readers
*Borders
*Dymocks Booksellers
*Koorong
*Queensland Book Depot
*Word Bookstores
*Unleash Books & Education
*Golds World of Judaica

Brazil

*Livraria Cultura
*Livraria Laselva
*Livraria Saraiva
*Livraria Siciliano

Canada

*Archambault
*Book Warehouse
*Chapters
*Coles
*Follett of Canada
*Indigo
*Librairie Raffin
*McNally Robinson
*Nicholas Hoare
*Renaud-Bray

Denmark

*Arnold Busck
*Bog og Ide

Egypt

*The Bookspot

Finland

* Akateeminen Kirjakauppa ("The Academic Bookstore") [http://www.akateeminen.com/]
* Suomalainen Kirjakauppa ("The Finnish Bookstore") [http://www.suomalainen.com/]

Germany

*Weltbild & Weltbild"Plus"
*Hugendubel
*Thalia
*Mayersche

Hong Kong

*Chung Hwa
*Commercial Press
*Dymocks Booksellers
*Hong Kong Book Centre
*Joint Publishing
*Joint-Us
*Page One
*Popular
*Swindon
*World Book

India

*Crossword Bookstores
*HigginBothams
*Landmark Bookshops
*Odyssey Bookshops
*Oxford Bookstores
*D.C.Books
*Strand bookstall

Indonesia

*Gramedia
*Gunung Agung
*Karisma
*Kinokuniya
*QB Bookshop

Ireland

* Eason & Son
* Hodges Figgis (part of the UK Waterstone's brand)

Israel

* Steimatzky
* Tzomet Hasefarim

Italy

* Feltrinelli
* Giunti al Punto
* Mondadori

Japan

* Asahiya Shoten
* Book 1st
* Book Off
* Junkudo
* Kinokuniya
* Maruzen
* Sanseido
* Yaesu Book Center
* LIBRO

Korea

* [http://www.kyobobook.co.kr Kyobo Book Centre]
* [http://www.ypbooks.co.kr/ypbooks/WebHome/main.jsp Youngpoong Bookstore]
* [http://www.bandibook.com/index.php Bandi & Luni's]
* [http://www.libro.co.kr/books/offline_event/01_eulji/intro.asp?mall_id=1 Books Libro]
* Jongro Seojuk (bankrupt)

Malta

* Agenda Bookshop: Msida, Sliema, Valletta, Valletta Waterfront, Swieqi, Buġibba, Luqa, Tal-Qroqq, Qormi
* Aquilina Bookshop: Valletta
* Bargate Bookshop: Gozo
* Bookends: Valletta, Fgura
* Catholic Book Centre: Paola
* Għaqda Biblika Maltija: Floriana
* Merlin Library Ltd.: Blata l-Bajda
* Mireva Bookshop: Msida
* Qarrej Nisrani: Ħamrun, Valletta, Birkirkara
* Sapienzas Bookshop: Valletta

Malaysia and Singapore

* Arvee
* Big Bookshop
* Borders
* e-books
* Harris Bookstores
* Kinokuniya
* MPH Bookstores
* Page One
* Pay Less Bookstore
* Popular
* Times The Bookshop

Mexico

* Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA)
* Fondo de Cultura Económica
* Librería Gandhi
* Librería Porrúa
* Sanborns
* Librería del Sótano

New Zealand

* Books & More
* Borders
* Dymocks Booksellers
* Paper Plus
* Whitcoulls

Philippines

* National Bookstore
* Fully Booked
* Goodwill Bookstore
* Powerbooks
* Centralbooks Bookstore
* Merriam & Webster Bookstore
* Rex Bookstore
* Booksale

Poland

* Ruch SA
* Matras
* Kolporter
* Świat Książki
* EMPIK

Portugal

* Bertrand Livreiros
* Byblos
* Fnac

Romania

*Cărtureşti
*Diverta
*Humanitas

Russia

outh Africa

* CNA
* Exclusive Books
* Fascination Books
* Wordsworth Books
* Travellers Bookshop
* Clarkes Bookshop
* The Bay Bookshop
* Adams & Co.

Republic of China (Taiwan)

* Eslite Bookstore
* FNAC
* KingStone Bookstore
* Hess Bookstore

Thailand

* Asia Books
* Dokya
* Kinokuniya
* Nai-in
* B2S
* Bookazine
* Se Ed
* Smile Books
* Tokyodo Books

United Kingdom

Current

* Blackwell's
* Borders
* Waterstone's
* W H Smith
* John Smith & Son

Defunct

* Ottakar's (bought out by HMV, rebranded as Waterstone's)
* Hammicks (only remains as a law book shop)
* Dillons (all stores were rebranded as Waterstone's)
* Books Etc (now owned by Borders)
* John Menzies

United States

Current

* Barnes & Noble, also operates B. Dalton in shopping malls
* Books-A-Million
* Books Inc., an independent San Francisco Bay Area company with 11 stores.
* Borders Books and Music, also operates Waldenbooks and Brentano's
* Follett
* Half Price Books, secondhand books
* Joseph-Beth Booksellers, an independent bookseller with stores in the KY - OH area
* Shakespeare and Co., with a number of stores in New York City
* Powell's Books, an independent bookseller in the Portland, OR metropolitan area. Includes the world's largest independent new and used bookstore.

Defunct

* Crown Books
* Encore Books
* National Book Warehouse, Inc., a chain specializing in closeout books under the store names Foozles, Book Warehouse, and The Book Market

Venezuela

*Tecni-Ciencia

External links

* [http://reclaimdemocracy.org/media/corporatebookchains.html The trouble with book chains]


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