Booksellers bolstered by record sales after lockdown

Booksellers bolstered by record sales after lockdown

Bookshops have reported a pre-Christmas bonanza in the days since England's lockdown ended, with some seeing record sales.

As shoppers returned to their local high streets, particularly over the weekend, booksellers said titles were flying off the shelves with Barack Obama's blockbuster A Promised Land (Viking), Booker winner Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain (Picador) and actor Matthew McConaughey's Greenlights (Headline) proving particularly popular.

Kate Skipper, chief operating officer of Waterstones, said footfall since reopening had been "very encouraging". She said: “We are delighted t...

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