Bookselling in lockdown: education titles surge as UK shops are shuttered

Bookselling in lockdown: education titles surge as UK shops are shuttered

What a month that was. March kicked off with the long-awaited release of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light and ended, what felt like three years later, with the UK under lockdown, bookshops and wholesalers closed, and the state of the print market uncertain, with Nielsen BookScan unable to report full print market data last week.

Yet at the same time, books are surely more important now than ever before. The week ahead of Boris Johnson’s historic announcement that the UK was going into lockdown, ending 22nd March, fiction sales rose 32%
in volume year on year and children’s soared ...

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