Welcome to the Bookspeed Blog! We have big plans to share so much with our customers about us as a company, trends, key books and everything in between. Here at HQ, we have a wealth of knowledge accumulated from working in the industry for over 30 years and we thought it was about time we shared it with you.  


 

Talking shop with Okells

31st August 2023

Mandy Okell talks us through the book range at Okells Garden Centre in Cheshire and it's not what you might expect.

What to expect when you work with Bookspeed

30th August 2023

Taking on a new supplier or product can sometimes feel like a leap of faith, especially if you’re new to selling books. To understand Bookspeed better, we wanted to share some aspects of our service that our customers most appreciate.

Our top children's picks for Halloween

24th August 2023

We have rounded up some of our favourite spooky children’s books for those retailers who want to embrace Halloween.

Highlights from our trade show ranges

16th August 2023

If you are still making your mind up about whether to visit our stand this September, here’s a sneak preview of some of the themes we will be focusing on.

Talking shop with Webbs

26th July 2023

Moving from a long-term supplier can be daunting for any buying team, but Webbs Buying Director Andy Wightson shares how a shift to Bookspeed better matched their product strategy.

Inside the trend - bowl food

18th July 2023

We’ve seen an increase in cookbooks focused on bowl food. So, we decided to look more closely at what’s going to help you decide if this is a trend to jump on.

Talking shop with Teals

15th June 2023

How do you develop a book range when you’re responsible for sourcing multiple products with 100 different suppliers? We talk to our customer Sue Happs at Teals to learn more about her approach.

Behind the collection - mushrooms

9th June 2023

We asked Katie, the architect of our new trending collection on mushrooms, to tell us more about why she put together this collection.

Inside the trend - inclusion and empathy in children's books

2nd June 2023

We look how children's publishing is adapting to a changing society and highlight some new and popular titles that will appeal to customers seeking out value-based children’s books.

Sales-boosting merchandising tips for small spaces

25th May 2023

When you have a small space and an even smaller budget, implementing retail merchandising best practice can seem like a challenge. Bookspeed's Sinead shares some tips on how to make the most of your space and boost sales.

Inside the trend – gardening for healing

16th May 2023

With many people discovering the healing potential in gardens, we survey the trend for green wellbeing and why retailers should take note.

Talking shop with Logan Malloch

3rd May 2023

Scottish independent gift retailer Logan Malloch is more than a shop, but a key contributor to the local Edinburgh Leith community. We talked to co-owner Philip about how they made that journey and why books are an important part of what they do.