Bookshop footfall plateaus but sales stay strong

Bookshop footfall plateaus but sales stay strong

The Booksellers Association (BA) has reported a plateau in the number of customers visiting bookshops in the weeks before the spring bank holiday weekend, though stores reported a broadly positive trading experience, with sales largely unaffected. 

Some booksellers have said the easing of restrictions in other sectors, such as hospitality, has boosted their takings, while most are experiencing fluctuating custom. 

Meryl Halls, m.d. of the BA, said: “When bookshops reopened in April, we knew that quieter high streets and decreased footfall would mean a challenging period ahead for booksell...

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