Bookselling Britain report reveals retailers’ challenges

Bookselling Britain report reveals retailers’ challenges

Bricks-and-mortar booksellers have an extra weapon in their arsenal when it comes to persuading the UK government of the importance of addressing the “unfair” playing field on which they and rival online retailer Amazon operate, after a report released today by the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR) has shown their objective worth to the economy. However, one chief executive, Paul Currie of Foyles, has warned publishers that independent retailers will “disappear” unless the “uneconomic levels of margins” they have to survive with are addressed.

The full CEBR report, entitled B...

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