|Type of business||Limited company|
Type of site
|Dissolved||26 April 2023|
|Industry||Bookselling, Online shopping|
|Revenue||£69 million (2010)|
Book Depository (previously The Book Depository) was a UK-based online book seller with a large catalogue, offering free shipping to over 160 countries. Founded by a former Amazon employee, it was acquired by Amazon on 4 July 2011.
On 5 April 2023, Amazon announced that it would be closing down Book Depository on 26 April 2023.
The company was founded in 2004 by Andrew Crawford and Stuart Felton. Its motto was to make "All Books Available to All" by improving selection, access and affordability.
In 2012, Book Depository was a finalist for the Fast Growth Business Awards' Retail/Leisure Business of the Year award, and won two UK Startup Awards, Online Business of the Year and Retailer of the Year.
In 2013, it was ranked 5th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.
In 2009 and 2010, it won Direct Bookselling Company of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards, and the Queen's Award For Enterprise.