Brexit cloud on horizon for Irish booksellers

Brexit cloud on horizon for Irish booksellers

Irish booksellers are being pressured to sell more books at lower prices after currency fluctuations following the Brexit referendum sucked value out of the market, The Bookseller has been told.

While retailers are generally bullish about the prospects for physical books in the next few years—spurred on by a rise in fiction sales and the gloom around the economic crash dissipating—the dark cloud of Brexit is causing some anxiety. Ireland imports around 75% of its books from the UK, and the plunge in value of the pound last June following the European Union membership vote has forced some I...

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