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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE closing date for offers to buy the troubled book chain James Thin has been set for Friday, the firm’s administrators said yesterday.
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.
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.
THE feuding Blackwell publishing family has moved to the head of the list of likely bidders for Scotland’s oldest bookseller, James Thin.
THE feuding Blackwell publishing family has emerged as a likely bidder for the troubled James Thin, Scotland’s oldest bookseller empire.
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.
SIXTY Edinburgh workers at crisis-hit book chain James Thin have lost their jobs, it was revealed today.
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.
THE cash-strapped bookshop chain James Thin expects to salvage most of its shops, it was claimed today.
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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