Welcome to the Bookspeed Blog! We have big plans to share so much with our customers about us as a company, trends, key books and everything in between. Here at HQ, we have a wealth of knowledge accumulated from working in the industry for over 30 years and we thought it was about time we shared it with you.  


How books can keep you on-trend

17th June 2024

Books can be a low-risk way to help your product ranges stay relevant amidst a revolving door of social media inspired trends. We show you how.

Behind the collection – Crafting & Escapism

10th June 2024

Crafting has had a resurgence, so we created a Crafting and Escapism collection to showcase the best books catering to this trend. Curator Sinéad tells us more.

Spotlight on . . . gardening trends

15th May 2024

Bookspeed’s Marija is a recent gardening convert, so we asked her to share her thoughts on the books and trends that will catch the eye of your green-fingered customers.

Four summer occasions for gift retail

9th May 2024

Gift buying is a year-round consumer activity, and the summer season offers its own set of occasions to inspire gifts. We look at four summer opportunities for great gifts.

Behind the collection – Swifties

25th April 2024

Taylor Swift's Eras tour is expected to boost consumer spending this summer and we don't want you to miss out. We’ve launched a Swifties collection to inspire you to tie-in to this massive event and asked its curator Jen to tell us more.

How to boost book sales online

23rd April 2024

Retailers can't always rely on passing footfall so how can you use digital tools to boost your book sales?

Five types of tourist you’ll encounter this summer

22nd April 2024

We’ve rounded up some of the visitors you might expect to see this summer, plus suggestions for the books they might be looking for.

Spotlight on . . .food and drink trends

12th March 2024

We asked Key Account Manager and resident foodie Lisa to share her insights on the latest cookbook trends.

Talking shop with Continuum Group

6th March 2024

We talked to Continuun Group's Erica Lee about why books are a staple of their visitor attraction ranges.

Talking shop with Everyone Active

21st February 2024

We speak to leisure centre network Everyone Active about why they’re making books part of their retail offering.

Three things to review to help your books sell faster

20th February 2024

It doesn't happen very often, but if your books are slow to sell, we have some suggestions to help you turn things around.

Building a book range for the Scottish tourist and heritage market

9th January 2024

We asked Bookspeed's Angus Reid to share his thoughts on what makes a great book range for the Scottish tourist market.