Bookselling chains hope to reopen in June

Bookselling chains hope to reopen in June

Book chains Waterstones and Blackwell’s are planning for a “cautious” reopening from 1st June, as they wait to learn whether the government will allow bookshops to be part of a first wave of so-called “non-essential” retailers permitted to begin trading again from the beginning of next month. But there remains great trepidation among booksellers: an online poll for this magazine has shown just 40% of booksellers want to raise the shutters next month.

The Prime Minister announced on Sunday (10th May) that “non-essential” shops could reopen in phases from 1st June, provided the coronavirus r...

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