Some French bookshops to re-open in May, as indie turnover slumps 94%

Some French bookshops to re-open in May, as indie turnover slumps 94%

Many French bookshops and all other so-called non-essential retailers will be able to re-open on 11th May, nearly two months after they had to close as part of the national lockdown on 17th March. 

However booksellers and other non-food shops in shopping centres with a wide catchment area will remain shut, and in some areas stricter rules will apply because Covid-19 cases remain too numerous.

“All shops will have to respect strict (health safety) specifications,” prime minister Edouard Philippe told parliament on Wednesday (29th April). These will include limiting the number of customers ...

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