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02 March 2021

BA Group acquires Bertline

29 May 2020

The Booksellers Association Group (BA Group) has stepped in to support members dependent on Bertrams' Bertline by acquiring the bookselling system.

With Bertrams currently up for sale, and over 250 independent bookshops facing uncertainty as to the future of the stock control system, the BA Group's technology arm, Batch, will take over the running of Bertline to provide consistency to BA members. 

The transition will complete at the end of June 2020, with both Bertrams and the BA Group working closely together to ensure a smooth handover period. The BA Group will be communicating directly with those of its members who use the system about the development to keep them up to date.

For the full press release of 28 May 2020, see the BA website.