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Book Retailers in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Book Retailers in the UK

Industry participants are primarily engaged in the retail sale of new printed books of all genres. Industry operators purchase book titles from publishers or distributors to sell at the retail level. The industry does not include online book retailers who do not own physical store locations (see IBISWorld report G47.910) or second-hand bookshops (see IBISWorld report G47.790).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018-19)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Total online expenditure
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018-19)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018-19)
    • Table Business Locations 2018-19
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Enterprises by employment size, 2017
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Waterstones Booksellers Ltd - industry-related performance*
    • Table Waterstones Booksellers Ltd - financial performance
    • Table WH Smith plc - industry-related performance*
    • Table WH Smith plc - financial performance
    • Table The Works Stores Limited - financial performance
    • Table The Works Stores Limited - industry-related performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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