Bookshops report encouraging first day's trading

Bookshops report encouraging first day's trading

Bookshops in England reported a brisk trade yesterday (Monday 15th June), with warm wishes from returning customers, as many reopened for the first time since the nationwide lockdown.

Kate Skipper, chief operating officer of Waterstones, reported the first day had “gone well” with customers full of “really positive feedback”, after what has been “a long 12 weeks” for the chain.

“We’re very happy to have finally reopened the doors to books,” she said. “We are delighted to welcome back into our bookshops both booksellers and customers. It’s been a long 12 weeks. The first day has gone well,...

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