Children's booksellers across UK report solid sales after reopening

Children's booksellers across UK report solid sales after reopening

The first week of bookshops reopening after lockdown was like “Christmas with bells on” for children’s booksellers, as young readers flocked to independents to restock their shelves. 

Octavia Karavia opened the doors of Octavia’s Bookshop in Cirencester to customers on 12th April, and said the first week of business was “amazing”. “People had saved their orders from lockdown, because they had refused to go online and use Amazon, so when they came to us they bought in bulk! The schools that have accounts with us could have gone online but they wanted to come and use us, too.”

Many of the c...

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