British Bookstore Chain HMV Takes Command, Pushes out Competition

In a decision that has outraged bookworms, HMV has been given the green light to buy the bookseller Ottakar’s.

The retailer already owns Waterstone’s, and authors and publishers say the merged super-group would ensnare half of high-street book sales in some towns, offering readers less choice.

Here’s the story; from The Independent and from The Guardian.