Bookshop Day proves a hit again as Super Thursday drives footfall to indies

Bookshop Day proves a hit again as Super Thursday drives footfall to indies

Booksellers have hailed Philip Pullman and Bill Bryson as the highlights of this year’s Super Thursday, with Bookshop Day boosting footfall leading to a bumper weekend of trade. But debate continues over how useful the sheer volume of books published simultaneously is for smaller bookshops.

More than 420 hardbacks hit the shelves on Thursday 3rd October, kicking off the start of the make-or-break autumn season, with booksellers vying for a slice of the lucrative Christmas book market. Pullman’s eagerly-awaited Book of Dust title, The Secret Commonwealth (David Fickling Books/PRH UK) and Br...

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