The Works (retailer)

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Industry Retailing
Founded 1981 (1981)
Headquarters Sutton Coldfield
Number of locations
300 stores[2]
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
  • Kevin Keaney (Group CEO)
    Anthony Solomon (Chairman)
Revenue Increase £123 million (April 2013)[3]

The Works is a UK-based retailer primarily dealing in discount books. In addition to books, The Works also sells arts and craft items, gifts, toys and games, stationery, and audiovisual goods. As of September 2011, The Works has over 300 branches across the UK.[4]

Expansion and ownership[edit]

In 2007, The Works acquired 26 outlets of the Bargain Books and Bookworld chains after their parent company went into administration.[5][6]

The Works itself entered administration in 2008[7] and was subsequently purchased by equity firm Endless.[8]


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