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.  


Inside the trend - inclusion and empathy in children's books

2nd June 2023

We look how children's publishing is adapting to a changing society and highlight some new and popular titles that will appeal to customers seeking out value-based children’s books.

Sales-boosting merchandising tips for small spaces

25th May 2023

When you have a small space and an even smaller budget, implementing retail merchandising best practice can seem like a challenge. Bookspeed's Sinead shares some tips on how to make the most of your space and boost sales.

Inside the trend – gardening for healing

16th May 2023

With many people discovering the healing potential in gardens, we survey the trend for green wellbeing and why retailers should take note.

Talking shop with Logan Malloch

3rd May 2023

Scottish independent gift retailer Logan Malloch is more than a shop, but a key contributor to the local Edinburgh Leith community. We talked to co-owner Philip about how they made that journey and why books are an important part of what they do.

How to build a book range that sells

13th April 2023

Whether you want to breathe new life into an existing book range or are seeking to introduce books, our Senior Key Account Manager Angus shares some tips to get you started.

Talking shop with Kind & Conscious

29th March 2023

When Marita opened Kind & Conscious in 2022, she had a vision to create a retail space with a strong sense of place and purpose. We talked to her to find out more about her retail story.

Are consumers abandoning aspiration for authenticity?

27th March 2023

How is are cost-of-living concerns shaping consumer behaviour? We did some analysis drawing from our own sales data.

Eight books to keep gardeners on trend

20th March 2023

Whether you’re from a garden centre looking to expand your product range or a gift shop catering for local gardening enthusiasts, we have book recommendations to match the latest gardening trends.

Inside the trend – mushrooms

13th March 2023

We’ve been receiving lots of queries from curious customers looking for mushroom-themed books too, so we wanted to investigate what this trend is all about and highlight some of the books to complement it.

Crafting the gift of good food

28th February 2023 |kitchen press, seasonal soups, seasonal salads

What makes a cookbook special? We talked to Kitchen Press founder Emily Dewhurst for a behind-the-scenes look at their approach to publishing unique, accessible recipe books that tell the stories of people and places making great food.

Talking Shop with My Small World

13th February 2023

We talked to My Small World's Dawn and Romilly to learn more about how they create retail magic.

Our trade show top 10 - spring & summer

13th February 2023

Don't miss out on the most popular books for spring and summer, and find out what our trade show bestsellers are.