Printout: Meet the sellers

by Steve Watson in November 2015
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When Borders shut up shop in the UK back in 2009, many people’s access to quality independent magazines disappeared overnight. But over the last few years a handful of small independent retailers across the country have set up shop, bringing the best magazines back to our towns and cities.

But what’s the reality of selling independent magazines today? Which titles are sure fire hits and what does the future hold for the industry? On Tuesday 24 November we’ll bring together three independent magazine sellers to find the answers to these questions and more.

The old hand
Marc Valli opened Magma bookshop in London in 2000. He now runs a mini empire of shops across London and Manchester, is editor-in-chief of Elephant magazine and writes and edits books for Laurence King.

The one-year-old
At the end of last year Martin Skelton left his career in education to open Magazine Brighton – the city’s first independent magazine shop.

The newbie
Jeremy Leslie has his finger in many magazine pies – as the creative director of magCulture he writes about, designs and inspires a huge range of magazines (and is the co-founder of Printout). But next month he’ll be starting a fresh chapter when he opens the magCulture shop on St John Street in London.

Tickets are on sale now and they’re a snip at just £6. Come and join us for a rare chance to hear from the people who know more than anyone else about selling independent magazines.

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