Blackwell Announces Its Favourite Books Of The Decade
on: November 27, 2009, 4:54 am
the leading academic bookseller has announced its favourite books
of the decade. The list of ten books, chosen from the many hundreds
published over the last ten years, are a mixture of fiction and
non-fiction. Blackwell booksellers based in shops around the country
voted for their favourites, enabling Blackwell to draw on its
expert staff to compile a list of its recommendations.
wide choice of books shows an eclectic mix of titles, including
2 Booker Prize winners and Richard Dawkins controversial God Delusion.
Unusually, there is a strong non-fiction representation in the
list showing the breadth of Blackwell booksellers reading choices.
Jamieson, Head of Marketing at Blackwell,
commented: "Our booksellers have an excellent reputation
for their knowledge and love of books. This list backs this up
with a thought-provoking selection of titles".
choice of books provides some great inspiration for Christmas
Books buying, especially those ‘difficult to buy for'
friends and relatives. Phill Jamieson said: "Customers can
choose a book from a personally memorable year to make it into
a truly thoughtful gift".
a unique feature of this promotion, Blackwell has also invited
the authors of the Books
of the Decade and those who have featured in its fortnightly
Blackwell's podcast throughout this year to tell of their favourite
books of the decade.
is a remarkably rich and stimulating range of responses, which
can be found exclusively online through the Blackwell website.
Here customers can discover which novel turns out to be the writers'
favourite, and encounter many gems they may have missed first
will find Costa winning novelist A.L Kennedy rubbing shoulders
with Guardian First Book Prize winner Robert Macfarlane, and see
Orange prize shortlisted novelist Marina Lewycka's choices alongside
those of 'Undercover Economist' Tim Harford and environmental
campaigner Mark Lynas.
all adds up to a unique resource for those looking for unusual
present ideas or fresh new directions in which to take their own
Blackwell is the leading academic bookseller in the UK with 44
outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. With its wide selection
books and law
books, Blackwell has built an international reputation for
bookselling excellence with links to academic institutions and
libraries around the globe and has continued to expand its UK
base on High Streets and in university campuses up and down the
country. Blackwell is a leading supplier of academic books to
Libraries across the world.
became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK. In
1998, Blackwell opened its central London flagship store in Charing
Cross Road, the book-lovers' Mecca. Since this time, two flagship
stores, Broad Street and Charing Cross Road, have both won Chain
Bookseller of the Year at the Nibbies, the annual British Book
Awards and also The Bookseller Awards: Bookselling Chain of the
Year and Retail Chain of the Year 2007.
Blackwell has been trading for over 130 years from its world-famous
flagship store at Broad Street in Oxford. Its staff continues
to be renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge and love
of books since the first Blackwell shop opened its doors.
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