Booksellers stocking up for the festive period

Booksellers stocking up for the festive period

Independent booksellers are predicting strong sales of classic children’s books this Christmas, with the sector proving to be resistant to e-book sales.

“Children’s bookselling is particularly important at Christmas, with design and illustration continually raising the bar,” said Sheila O’Reilly of Dulwich Books in south London. “These books make the perfect gift and the only hard part is helping a customer narrow it down to one choice. Children’s books are increasingly becoming Kindle-proof, making them essential to the stability of bookselling during Christmas.”

Octavia Karavla, owner o...

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