The website of the UK bookstore Blackwell was unavailable for more than 7 hours this Wednesday, December 10. Blackwell is the largest academic bookseller in the UK, and one of the first to start selling books online.
The first outage started at 4:30 in the morning, UK time, and lasted for 4 hours and 15 minutes. A second 50-minute outage followed at 2:50 p.m., and at 5:10 p.m. the website went down for another two hours.
The Blackwell website had some additional glitches on Thursday, December 11, but only for brief periods of time.
The downtime was detected by the Pingdom uptime monitoring service.