|Type of business||Subsidiary|
Type of site
|Dissolved||26 April 2023|
|Industry||Bookselling, Online shopping|
|Revenue||£69 million (2010)|
The company was founded in 2004 by Andrew Crawford (former Amazon employee) and Stuart Felton. Its motto was to make "All Books Available to All" by improving selection, access and affordability.
On 5 April 2023, Amazon announced that it would be closing down Book Depository on 26 April 2023.
In 2012, Book Depository was a finalist for the Fast Growth Business Awards' Retail/Leisure Business of the Year award, and won two UK Startup Awards, Online Business of the Year and Retailer of the Year.
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