List of bookstore chains
This is a list of bookstore chains with brick-and-mortar locations.
In the United Kingdom and many parts of the English speaking world, they are known as "Bookshops" and "newsagents".
In American English, they are called "bookstores", or sometimes "newsstands", as they also usually carry newspapers and magazines. This list includes both current and defunct businesses, and also includes large independent bookstores that have multiple locations, but that use a different business model than most business chains.
- Angus & Robertson
- W H Smith
- Collins Booksellers
- Dymocks Booksellers
- Golds World Of Judaica
- Queensland Book Depot
- Book City
- Chapters, Coles, and Indigo belong to the same corporation.
- Kobo eBookstore
- McNally Robinson
- Academic Bookstore (Finnish: Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, Swedish: Akademiska bokhandeln)
- Suomalainen Kirjakauppa ("The Finnish Bookstore")
- Fnac (78 stores with book departments in France, 65 in 8 other countries)
- Hachette Distribution Services
- Furet du Nord
- Hugendubel (34 book-department-stores)
- Verlagsgruppe Weltbild, Weltbild Plus, Weltbild, Weltbild best, Jokers, Wohlthat (circa 350-400 shops)
- A. H. Wheeler
- Crossword Bookstores
- D. C. Books
- Landmark Bookstores
- Oxford Bookstore
- Sapna Book House
- Eason & Son
- Hodges Figgis (part of the UK Waterstone's brand)
- Comikaza - former chain, still exists as a stand-alone store
- Tzomet Sfarim
- Jongro Seojuk (bankrupt, and name changed to Bandi & Luni's when re-opened)
- Kyobo Book Centre
- LIBRO (different from LIBRO in Japan)
- Fondo de Cultura Económica
- Librerias Gandhi (28 bookstores)
- AKO – owned by Audax Groep
- Bruna – owned by Audax Groep
- Libris – collaboration of independent booksellers
- Read Shop – owned by Audax Groep
- De Slegte – small independent chain
- Borders (ceased operation in 2011, but ownership changed to Popular Holdings in 2013)
- Page One
- Times Bookstores
- Blackwell's (owned by Waterstones since 2022)
- Daunt Books
- Foyles (owned by Waterstones since 2018)
- The Works
- Books Etc (owned by Borders)
- Borders (defunct in December 2009)
- Dillons Booksellers (all stores were rebranded as Waterstones in 1999)
- John Menzies (bought out by W H Smith in 1998)
- Ottakar's (bought out by HMV, rebranded as Waterstones in 2006)
- Amazon Books
- Barnes & Noble
- Books-A-Million / 2nd & Charles
- Deseret Book, also operates Seagull Book
- Half Price Books
- Hudson News, chiefly located at airports and train stations
- Joseph-Beth Booksellers, also operates Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville and Memphis
- Powell's Books, which includes the world's largest independent new and used bookstore
- Schuler Books & Music
- Tattered Cover
- Atlantic Books, discount chain on the East Coast, defunct as of 2012
- B. Dalton
- Borders Books and Music / Brentano's - closed all locations in 2011
- Coles...The Book People
- Crown Books / SuperCrown - closed all locations in 2001
- Davis-Kidd Booksellers
- Encore Books
- Family Christian Stores - closed all locations in 2017
- Frys Electronics - closed all locations in Feb. 2021
- Hastings Entertainment - closed all locations in Oct. 2016
- Kroch's and Brentano's
- Media Play
- Oxford Bookstore, offline chain of bookstores in the U.S.
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