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  • Half Price Books stands up to Amazon
  • Half Price Books stands up to Amazon
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Half Price Books stands up to Amazon

In an industry where revenue has decreased an average of 3.2% a year since 2009, how has Half Price Books kept growing? And with Amazon dominating in the sector, how has the brand managed not only to stay afloat but to open five new stores per year?



  • Students prefer offline clothes shopping Students prefer offline clothes shopping

    Buy clothes from the comfort of your sofa, or visit the high street for something that fits ‘just right’ today? While students typically prefer shopping online, when it comes to clothes, 70% prefer to buy in-store according to research conducted by UCAS Media.

  • Article image BookTubers: the internet brings teens back to books

    Generally, e-reading simply involves tablets and e-books – but a new relationship is developing where literature and online virality are intertwined. Booktubers are broadcasting their favourite reads to thousands of fans. But how has YouTube become a home to bookworms?

  • Discount e-books encourage discovery Discount e-books encourage discovery

    “If e-books are the new paperbacks, then why are they so expensive?” asks John Yunker of the ACP blog. With the rise of digital reading, the one deterrent has been the high prices of e-books – in some cases, they’re actually pricer than their physical counterparts.

  • Article image Could kiosks save offline entertainment retail?

    Low-cost DVD rental kiosks are responsible for surprising growth in the US rental market. Could they do the same elsewhere?