German booksellers share experiences of reopening shops

German booksellers share experiences of reopening shops

When German booksellers exited lockdown last month, shops reopened to a new reality far different to the relaxed atmosphere before Covid-19. Each bookshop is navigating the pandemic individually, but all are adhering to state-wide and local guidelines, closely assisted by the trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.

The day after the announcement that restrictions were to be eased, Börsenverein issued a digital briefing, with information ranging from checklists on how to adapt bookshops and appropriately interact with customers, to applying for special government pandemic ...

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