better late than never

<p>Hazel Broadfoot</p><p>I was dismayed to read the last Bookseller of the year with its prominent news story that independents were struggling in the Christmas market, losing out because they couldn't match the discounts offered by chains. This wasn't our experience. Christmas was, as we expected, late, but Saturday 24th was exceptional: excluding Harry Potter publication dates, it was our best day in nearly 10 years' trading. When we'd totted up the figures for the month, we were happy to see a strong increase in like-for-like sales, with children's books doing particularly well.</p><p>M...

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