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Compendium bookshop

Compendium bookshop  

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Counter-cultural London bookshop, established 1968. Concentrating on the radical, the alternative, and the avant-garde, the Camden bookshop was an outpost of late 20th-century bohemia. It closed with ...
Dillon's

Dillon's  

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UK bookseller founded in 1936 by Una Dillon (1903–93). The original Bloomsbury shop opened in Store Street; following World War I, it moved to larger premises in Malet Street at ...
Macmillan & Co.

Macmillan & Co.  

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British publishing and bookselling firm, founded by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in 1843. By 1852 it had published 131 titles, the majority by Cambridge academics, on such subjects as Christian ...
Murray family, John

Murray family, John  

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British publishing dynasty.In 1768, John Murray I (1737–93) purchased William Sandby’s London bookshop and stock for £1,000; although ignorant of the business, he saw ‘blockheads in the trade … ...
Publishers Association

Publishers Association  

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(PA)UK trade association (founded 1896) that represents publishers. Presidents of the PA have included John Murray IV, Frederick Macmillan, and Stanley Unwin. Initially, it worked towards fixed ...
remaindering

remaindering  

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The practice of selling off the unsold copies of a book—what remained of the press run—at a substantial discount; the shipwreck of many an author’s dreams of fame and fortune. ...

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