Brexit delays and high prices a 'disaster' for booksellers, LBF hears

Brexit delays and high prices a 'disaster' for booksellers, LBF hears

Brexit is continuing to spell “disaster” for bookshops in Ireland while European booksellers are now facing delays and relying on UK shipping agents, a London Book Fair seminar has heard.

In a 22nd June event hosted for the online fair by Julie Belgrado, director of the European and International Booksellers Federation, booksellers from Ireland and Sweden said they were experiencing increased billing and huge delays to shipments.

Irish bookseller Tomás Kenny said the combination of Brexit regulations and the pandemic climate has made the past 12 to 14 months “very, very difficult”.

He sa...

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