Indie booksellers invited to complete 2019 Christmas trading survey

Indie booksellers invited to complete 2019 Christmas trading survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are being urged to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey. 

The Bookseller wants to know how trade has fared over Christmas to provide an accurate and up-to-date picture of the health of the indie bookshop sector. We also want to know what factors have boosted Christmas trading this year, how the general election impacted trade, whether rental and business rates are changing, and what impact Brexit is having on booksellers. 

Last year saw indie booksellers enjoy a bumper end to 2018 with "excellent" Christmas sales, with standout titles from Michelle Obama, Heather Morris and Stephen Hawking. Online competition, Storm Deirdre and issues with supply affected some bookshops in the run-up to Christmas, but overall indies reported strong trading. 

The Bookseller would like to hear from you about how trade has gone. Please complete the survey here

The results will be compiled this week.