Book Depository
Book Depository (previously The Book Depository) is a UK-based online book seller with a large catalogue offered with free shipping to over 160 countries.[2] The store was founded by a former Amazon employee. In 2011 it was acquired by Amazon.[3]
The Book Depository Ltd.
Type of businessLimited company
Type of site
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersLondon, UK
Area servedWorldwide
IndustryBookselling, Online shopping
Revenue£69 million (2010)[1]
Employees150[citation needed]
ParentAmazon (2011–present)
Launched2004; 17 years ago
Logo until 2016
The company was founded in 2004 by Andrew Crawford and current Chief Operating Officer Stuart Felton; its motto is to make "All Books Available to All"[4] by improving selection, access and affordability of books. [4]
On 4 July 2011, Amazon reached an agreement to acquire Book Depository.[1]
In 2012, it was a finalist for the Retail/Leisure business of the Year Fast Growth Business Award and won two UK Startup Awards, Online Business of the Year and Retailer of the Year.[5]
In 2013, it was ranked 5th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.[6]
In 2009 and 2010, it won Direct Bookselling Company of the year at the Bookseller Industry Awards[7] and the Queen's Award For Enterprise.
  1. ^ a b Wood, Zoe (5 July 2011). "Booksellers fear 'stranglehold' as Amazon snaps up British rival The Book Depository". London: The Guardian.
  2. ^ "Which countries do you deliver to?", Help, The Book depository.
  3. ^ "How does the Amazon acquisition affect The Book Depository customers?", Help, The Book Depository.
  4. ^ a b "Book Depository: Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million books". www.bookdepository.com​.
  5. ^ "Start-up Award". UK: Startups.
  6. ^ "Bookdepository". 100 List. UK: Fast Track. 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12.
  7. ^ "Bookseller Award". Events force.
See also
List of online booksellers
External links
Official website
Last edited on 31 December 2020, at 12:10
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