|Type of business||Limited company|
Type of site
|Industry||Bookselling, Online shopping|
|Revenue||£69 million (2010)|
Book Depository (previously The Book Depository) is 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 July 4, 2011.
The company was founded in 2004 by Andrew Crawford and Stuart Felton. Its motto is 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.