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17 DECEMBER 2012

Designing the Bookshop of the Future

"What makes a good bookshop? Should second–hand be in the mix too? Is a café important? How do you incorporate digital? Foyles' clarion call at the Bookseller's FutureBook conference in London last week seeks to answer some of these questions.

The retailer has joined forces with the Bookseller to invite customers and industry experts to help design its new flagship on Charing Cross Road, which it will move into in early 2014. With discoverability of increasing importance, the timing couldn't be more apposite. Everyone is agreed that bricks and mortar bookshops are under threat, but what elements are needed to make a physical bookstore survive in an increasingly digital world? ...

'Foyles has to create something that gives people an experience,' said former London Book Fair Director Alistair Burtenshaw. 'It has to be a destination store, a shop in which people want to spend a considerable amount of time. It has to be an environment that adds value. When you make it a more personalized experience, you are happy to pay more."

(Roger Tagholm, 12 December 2012)

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2014 • Alistair Burtenshaw • booksellersbookshop • bookshop of the future • bricks and mortarcafeCharing Cross Roadconference • consumer destination • Covent Gardencustomersdestination imagedestination storedigital worlddiscoverabilitydwell timeeconomic recessionenvironment that adds valueexperience design • Foyles (shop) • FutureBook (conference) • high streethigh street shopsincorporate digital • Livraria Cultura • London • London Book Fair • Miriam Robinson • personalised experience • Philip Jones • physical bookstorephysical presencephysical storeretailerSao Paolo • second-hand • shift to digitalshopspatial environmentsspend time • Stanfords Travel Bookshop • The Bookseller • UK

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Simon Perkins
12 DECEMBER 2011

Vintage 1950s advertising posters in disused passageways

"Vintage 1950s advertising posters in disused passageways at Notting Hill Gate tube station, London – photographed in 2010

Many people now know the story of the uncovered and disused ex–lift passageways in Notting Hill Gate tube station that LU workers rediscovered in 2010 after 50 years of being sealed up. ...

This view looks towards where the stairs down to the lifts would have been and shows the original 1900 tiled finishes along with a wall of posters, the Victor Galbraith 'Party Travel' poster, with an elephant, issued by London Transport itself being prominent.

The posters and passageways have, after much thought, been re–entombed and are again inaccessible so please don't pester the station staff"

(London Transport + Mikey Ashworth, 24 May 2010)

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1950s195619592010advertisingadvertising posters • Around the World in Eighty Days (film) • Astoria Theatre • Charing Cross Road • David Niven • Deborah Kerr • disused • elephantfilm poster • hidden posters • Leicester Square Theatre • LondonLondon TransportLondon Underground • Notting Hill Gate • Notting Hill Gate Station • old posters • Party Travel • passageway • pastposter • Rita Hayworth • Separate Tables (film) • tiletime capsuleTube (transport)tube station • Victor Galbraith • vintage • Wendy Hiller

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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