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Booksellers in the Press - London's Heywood Hill in Vanity Fair

London bookdealers Heywood Hill recently celebrated their 80th anniversary, now run by Nicky Dunne, son in law of Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish, who inherited the business along with the dukedom and the Derbyshire estate on his father's death, in 2004."In an age of mega-stores and Kindle and Amazon, a bookshop in the chandeliered sitting room of a town house—with no sales or discounts—looks like a suicidal business model, and all the more so when the shop doesn't deign to stock many blockbusters. You're more likely to find a collection of African short stories than 'Fifty Shades of Grey', or a secondhand memoir by a forgotten English traveler from the 1930s than the best-selling adult coloring book 'The Enchanted Forest'."

Published on 09 Feb. 2017

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London bookdealers Heywood Hill recently celebrated their 80th anniversary, now run by Nicky Dunne, son in law of the Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish, who inherited the business along with the dukedom and the Derbyshire estate on his father’s death, in 2004.

"In an age of mega-stores and Kindle and Amazon, a bookshop in the chandeliered sitting room of a town house—with no sales or discounts—looks like a suicidal business model, and all the more so when the shop doesn’t deign to stock many blockbusters. You’re more likely to find a collection of African short stories than 'Fifty Shades of Grey', or a secondhand memoir by a forgotten English traveler from the 1930s than the best-selling adult coloring book 'The Enchanted Forest'."

A recent article in the February 2017 issue of Vanity Fair draws a picture of an established London firm and shows how bookselling can succeed in this day and age of online orders and mass market bookselling.

Read the full article here:
>> Vanity Fair, February 2017: How Heywood Hill, the Most Beloved Bookshop in London, Is Surviving in the Digital Age

To contact Heywood Hill, please follow this link.
The firm has been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA) since 1940 and is therefore affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Image credits: Vanity Fair, Feb 2017, Photograph by Derry Moore.
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