Last Major Specialist Financial Bookshop in Europe's Financial Capital Rescued from Closure

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Last remaining specialist Financial Bookshop in the City of London rescued from closure by Shop is only remaining specialist financial markets bookshop in the Western World. New Events and Meetings Space Launched within shop complex at 90 Bishopsgate. Survival Plan is based around becoming a key “Exchange of Information” in the City of London. Key financial institutions and individuals already backing survival plan with sponsorship and private placing investment

The last remaining specialist financial bookshop in the City of London has been rescued.

The Financial World Bookshop, formerly owned by the Institute of Financial Services had been earmarked for closure due to internal rationalisation within the IFS.

Patrick L Young, sometime derivatives trader and owner of the online publishing company has acquired the bookshop with the intention of securing its future.

“It strikes me that in an era where financial education is more essential than ever, having a major financial centre without a specialist bookshop is ludicrous,” comments Young, himself the author of several books such as the bestselling “Capital Market Revolution” which charted the future of electronic markets.

“Given the pricing and relative difficulty in securing supply of specialist financial titles, we find that competition from the internet has not impacted on our market significantly. With cover prices frequently in excess of 50 Pounds for specialist financial titles, our customers tend to want to browse before committing to purchase. Nevertheless, operating premises within the City of London is a very expensive business!”

The bookshop from today will be renamed “The Financial Bookshop” – a name change to reflect the unique status of the shop. The website has also been relaunched at:

The physical bookshop occupies 1000 square feet of prime retail space manned by an experienced specialist staff team in a central City of London location at 90 Bishopsgate, located on the busy junction of Bishopsgate, Camomile Street and London Wall, near Liverpool Street station.

The bookshop has already garnered considerable support from key financial institutions although more investment and sponsorship is being raised to ensure the shop’s future. Key sponsors to date include EUREX, the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE), the International Securities Exchanges (ISE) and LCH.Clearnet.

The Financial Bookshop expects to announce more sponsors in due course while the company is also raising some more capital through a private placement.

“We are delighted that leading businesses in the world’s traded markets such as EUREX, IPE, ISE and LCH.Clearnet have recognised the importance of the exchange of information and education for traders throughout the world,” Young notes.

Sponsors have the right to distribute material through the bookshop, making it easier for them to spread key corporate information.

Patrick Young: “We see this business as not merely a bookshop but thanks to the meeting space and our other facilities, it is already becoming a genuine exchange, in this case “the exchange of information” that most intangible but most valuable commodity in all financial markets.”

For further information please contact:

Patrick L Young


The Financial Bookshop

90 Bishopsgate



020 7929 7794


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