Bookselling Ireland chairman fears for Irish small presses after Brexit

Bookselling Ireland chairman fears for Irish small presses after Brexit

The chairman of Bookselling Ireland says he fears for the future of the country’s small presses after Brexit.

At a buzzing Irish trade conference on Friday (8th March) in Dublin, publishers and booksellers struck a bullish tone and were upbeat about their industry’s growth. But, with a Commons vote looming this week on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, there were doubts about what would happen unless “sense prevails” in Westminster.

John Keane, chairman of the Irish branch of the Booksellers Association, said afterwards: “I fear for small publishers, I really do. They don’t have the infrastructu...

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