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James Thin

Writers book support for Thin’s store

SCOTTISH writers including Ian Rankin and Magnus Magnusson will gather in Edinburgh on Monday to show their support to the last remaining James Thin’s book shop.

Sale may leave Scots books on thin ice

A LEADING expert has warned that Scottish books could disappear from bookshop shelves following the demise of the James Thin chain.

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Thin’s name to disappear as 12 stores sold

THE name James Thin - for more than 150 years renowned as Edinburgh’s foremost bookseller - will disappear after the last remnants of the financially struggling company were today bought by publishing and bookselling giant Blackwell’s.

Blackwell’s closes book on James Thin

PUBLISHING and bookselling giant Blackwell’s UK today confirmed it was buying Edinburgh-based James Thin academic bookshops in a deal which will mean the disappearance of the historic James Thin brand name.

Thin sells Mercat arm

JAMES Thin, the Edinburgh-based bookshop chain, has taken the latest step in a sell-off of its assets, after Mercat Press was sold to its management for an undisclosed sum.

New chapter for Thin’s with £5m Blackwell’s deal

JAMES Thin’s flagship South Bridge bookshop is reportedly about to be bought by academic publishing giant Blackwell’s as part of a £5 million deal that will see the historic store completely renovated.

Court threat in book shop rescue plan

ADMINISTRATORS for book chain James Thin are threatening court action against the pension fund which owns Edinburgh’s Gyle shopping centre in a dispute over its branch there.

Eight James Thin stores sold but three close

THE James Thin brand name is likely to disappear from the high street following the £1.64 million sale yesterday of some of the Edinburgh bookstore’s outlets to the English chain, Ottakars.

Thin’s D-day is imminent

THE future of James Thin should be known by the middle of next month following this evening’s deadline for indicative offers for the collapsed Edinburgh book retailer.

Deadline set for Thin bids

ADMINISTRATORS for the collapsed book retailer James Thin have set a deadline for bids after receiving a "good level" of interest in the Edinburgh company.

Closing date for Thin

THE closing date for offers to buy the troubled book chain James Thin has been set for Friday, the firm’s administrators said yesterday.

Front-runner for Thin’s embroiled in bidding war

THE battle for James Thin’s book stores took another turn on Friday, when it emerged that the academic books and journals company Taylor & Francis had fired the first shot in a potential bidding war for Blackwell Publishing.

End of an era

For 32 years, I supplied James Thin’s Scottish bookshops with my published list of Scottish books. Their support and encouragement during that period was unequalled among the big players in the book trade.

Blackwell family front runners to buy James Thin

THE feuding Blackwell publishing family has moved to the head of the list of likely bidders for Scotland’s oldest bookseller, James Thin.

Blackwell link to Thin’s sell-off

THE feuding Blackwell publishing family has emerged as a likely bidder for the troubled James Thin, Scotland’s oldest bookseller empire.

Book chain axes jobs

THE troubled book chain James Thin is to make nearly a third of its 450 employees redundant, including 20 at its head office in Edinburgh.

Thins sack 60 workers in cutbacks

SIXTY Edinburgh workers at crisis-hit book chain James Thin have lost their jobs, it was revealed today.

Dumbing down

According to your reports (12 January), not only are the administrators of the maternity unit of the New Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh considering dispen-sing with the name of James Young Simpson, but James Thin has gone into administration.

James Thin set to rescue most shops after crisis

THE cash-strapped bookshop chain James Thin expects to salvage most of its shops, it was claimed today.

After 154 years, is this the final chapter for a literary institution?

THE book-seller James Thin, one of Scotland’s oldest family-owned firms, has been put into administration with debts of about £5 million, it emerged yesterday.

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