BA Conference round-up

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Hot, sexy, and exciting: the buzz words of the catwalk replaced the more sedate vocabulary of bookselling at the annual conference of the Booksellers Association in Brighton this week. Delegates were also reminded that they faced an uncertain future, in which retail values will be driven by customer demand, not retailer supply.</p><p>

In a wide-ranging opening address, BA president Martin Grindley warned that the explosion in high street bookselling space had left too much stock chasing too few customers. "Let's face it: most towns and cities are not just at full capacity with bookselli...

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