Book Depository to Shutter Doors by Months End

One of the truly valuable online bookselling services that I have used countless times to get hard-to-find books not easily found in Australia, it has been announced today that Book Depository will be shuttering its doors in the near future. Orders on the website are still being taken until 12pm BST on 26 April 2023, with post-purchase support to still be available until 23 June 2023.

Boasting over 20 million books in its catalogue and free delivery worldwide with no minimum spend, Book Depository was always a reliable purchase option for books – having offices in London, Gloucester, Madrid, Cape Town and Chennai; as well as fulfilment centres in both the United Kingdom and here in Australia – covering more than 120 countries in 37 currencies.

The announcement made by Book Depository via their social media platforms are as follows:

We are sorry to let you know that Book Depository will be closing on 26 April 2023. You can still place orders until midday (12pm BST) on 26 April and we will continue to deliver your purchases and provide support for any order issues until 23 June 2023.

From all of us at Book Depository we want to say “thank you.” Delivering your favourite reads to you since 2007 has been a pleasure.

More information on this closure, for if you want to get your last-minute orders in or have an existing order – can be found HERE. Of particular note is that all pre-orders that cannot be shipped out by 26 April 2023 will be refunded:

Q8. Will I still receive my pre-order?

A. If your pre-order is released before the 26 April 2023, we will aim to deliver this to you within our normal delivery times. Please bear in mind that release dates may change and we may not be able to fulfil your pre-order. If it is not possible to ship your pre-order by the 26 April 2023, we will let you know and issue a refund to the payment method used to place the order.

A sad day for all involved – the readers who regularly used their services, the publishers who incorporated them into their sales strategy and, of course, the many staff who would be losing their jobs over this.