Apr 5, 2023

Amazon closing UK-based online shop Book Depository

UK-based online store Book Depository is being closed down by its parent company, the US technology giant Amazon. "We are sorry to let you know that Book Depository will be closing on 26 April 2023," the company said. Book Depository was founded in 2004 by former Amazon employee Andrew Crawford and his business partner Stuart Felton. The global online book retailer, which was bought by Amazon in 2011, has offices in London, Gloucester, Madrid, Cape Town and Chennai - with fulfilment centres in the UK and Australia. Thousands of Book Depository customers, including bestselling authors, reacted with sadness over the announcement.

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