Hardback sales spike across summer

Hardback sales spike across summer

Since bookshops began reopening in the UK on 15th June, hardback sales have soared against the same period in 2019.

With 6.5 million hardbacks sold since the week ending 20th June through Nielsen BookScan's TCM, volume was up 23% year on year. Value rocketed 26.8%, at £77.3m. As a proportion of the market, hardback sales accounted for 23.5% of the TCM's volume, up from last year's 20.8%. 

Three hardbacks—David Walliams' The World's Worst Parents (HarperCollins), Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) and Caroline Hirons' Skincare (HQ)—have earned £1m over the p...

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