'A chink of hope' as bookshops in England prepare to re-open in April

'A chink of hope' as bookshops in England prepare to re-open in April

Bookshops have expressed "cautious optimism" at the news that those in England can expect to re-open from 12th April, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions, announced on Monday (22nd February). 

According to the briefing, the re-opening of “non-essential” stores will occur in two months time, as part of later stage in a phased strategy by the government. The first phase of easing will see children return to school from 8th March, and organised adult and children’s sport permitted. People will also be able to meet a friend outside for...

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