Late launch

February 10, 1995

The Internet Bookshop will be officially launched at London's Cyberia cafe on Monday, though it has been online since last June. The service, run from an Oxford office, offers 7,000 titles from publishers including Blackwell, Oxford and Penguin. Approximately 200 academics a day browse the online catalogue. Managing director Darryl Mattocks denies that by encouraging armchair purchasing he is hastening the demise of the high street bookshop. The Internet Bookshop is on the World Wide Web at http://www.demon.co.uk/bookshop/

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