Indie bookshop pre-orders boom as Mantel publication nears

Indie bookshop pre-orders boom as Mantel publication nears

Indie bookshops are cashing in on a pre-order boom for Hilary Mantel’s new book and are hosting everything from midnight openings to silent discos this week.

The epic 882-page conclusion to Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror & the Light (Fourth Estate), is released on 5th March and publisher HarperCollins says independent stores are “absolutely key” to its success.

The publisher sent out point-of-sale resources for pre-orders as soon as the book was announced for those that wanted them with exclusive tote bags for stores they could include as gift with purchases. There are exclusive e...

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