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Why Martini is the tipple of choice for publishers of the future

Publishers are known for their penchant for the odd tipple, but after a day in a room full of them at Monday's Futurebook conference, the only drink for me is a Martini. Not the classic cocktail, but the Martini & Rosso vermouth, as promoted in this 80s ad: It may look startlingly retro, [...]

By |December 8th, 2011|bookselling, Conferences, Publishing|0 Comments

Bars in bookshops

I'm sure it's not a brand new idea, but I like the brand new V&A Reading Rooms at 8 Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Very much. I like Waterstones' 5th View bar in their flagship Piccadilly store too but that's more of a bar, set up in the confines of a bookshop. I like combined bookshops [...]

By |January 6th, 2011|bookselling, branding|4 Comments