Trade reacts to snap general election

Trade reacts to snap general election

The book trade has expressed surprise over the snap general election called by prime minister Theresa May yesterday (Tuesday 18th April) and is divided over whether it will harm or boost the book market.

May has announced her intentions to call a general election on 8th June, bringing it forward from the scheduled date of 2020. Those The Bookseller have spoken to are split on whether the move is positive or negative for the country. While some believe the ongoing political uncertainty will boost the book market, others such as Curtis Brown c.e.o. Jonny Geller believe elections are "notorio...

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