[Tagging] Pre-proposal: Newsagent / Kiosk / Tobacco / TIcket shop

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Nov 3 13:29:32 UTC 2013

In the UK the are called newsagents, and fit your description pretty

W H Smith is slightly different, whilst it has news stands and small
shops in railway stations and in airports, it also has larger high
street shops that are principally book shops, although they will sell
newspapers and magazines.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Sun, 2013-11-03 at 13:00 +0000, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
> Dear all,
> In many countries, there is a type of shop that sells most of the following:
> - Newspapers
> - Magazines
> - Books (but not as wide selection as a book shop)
> - Stationary
> - Post cards
> - Bus tickets
> - Concert tickets
> - Lottery tickets
> - Post stamps
> - Tobacco
> - Mobile phone credit
> - Drinks and candy
> The name of this type of shop varies across countries. In the
> Netherlands and Italy, they are most often refered to as tobacco shop
> (although tobacco is only a small fraction of what is being sold). In
> Switzerland and Luxembourg, they are refered to as kiosk (although
> they are not necessarily small buildings on the sidewalk). In Germany,
> they seem to be referred to as lottery shops (although they offer much
> more than just lottery tickets). However, the concept seems to be
> quite similar in most of these countries.
> Some examples (not necessarily under an open license):
> Italian tabacchi:
> http://www.investmilano.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/tabacchi222.jpg
> Dutch Primera cigarette shop:
> http://wijkaanzee.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Primera-wijkaanzee.jpg
> Swiss K-Kiosk: http://www.gaeupark.ch/upload/prj/images/kiosk1.jpg
> English WHSmith:
> http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/~/media/Images/content/at-the-airport/shop-restaurant-images/WHSmith.ashx
> German Lotto lottery shop:
> http://www.hit.de/regional/partner_image/071/071_Lotto_Shop.jpg
> Do these kind of shops also exist in other countries, and how are they
> referred to? Which of the products that I listed do they sell?
> In any case, we have two options. We can either tag these shops as
> they are refered to in the country itself (for example shop=tobacco in
> the Netherlands and Italy, shop=lottery in Germany, shop=kiosk in
> Switzerland and Luxembourg), or try to come up with a tag that allows
> tagging the same type of shop in the same way across the globe. I
> would prefer the second option.
> Would shop=newsagent be understood for these kind of shops in most
> coutries? I'm not sure whether Italian tabacchi also sell news papers,
> for example.
> Thanks in advance for any input.
> -- Matthijs
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