Undeniably they do good work around the world but, here at home, are they bullies in the book world? Someone call Macmillan!!!
Author Susan Hill has launched a scathing attack on Oxfam Bookshops, which she has accused of “bullying” tactics and “aggressive expansion” with the chain “spreading faster than Tesco once did”.
The Bookseller reported yesterday that booksellers in South London were concerned over the arrival of another offshoot of the charity bookshop business.
Responding to the report on her Spectator blog today, Hill wrote: “These people are, unsurprisingly, concerned that small bookshops and antiquarian booksellers are being bullied by Oxfam Bookshops and their aggressive expansion. Because Oxfam Bookshops are big business. They are now reportedly the third biggest bookseller in the country, which is a surprise. I daresay their profits have paid for all those ads about global warming.”