Indies celebrate high footfall and customer demand on bumper 3rd September

Indies celebrate high footfall and customer demand on bumper 3rd September

The first bumper publication day of the autumn, 3rd September, brought a surge of customers to indie bookshops, some have told The Bookseller, with Raynor Winn’s The Wild Silence (Penguin Books) and Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) among titles most cited as flying off the shelves.

The packed autumn has had a wealth of media coverage, with many terming 3rd September a "Super Thursday", although in fact 1st October is the date that will see the greatest number of trade book releases.

Andy Rossiter, owner of Rossiter Books, said the launch of so many new titles on one day w...

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