Indie bookshops report Christmas sales boost

Indie bookshops report Christmas sales boost

Independent bookshops have reported robust Christmas trading, with 72% saying sales increased on last year, reflecting a buoyant market for indie bookshops amid the best Christmas for physical book sales in five years.

Altogether, 72% of bookshops that participated in The Bookseller’s Christmas Trading survey saw sales increase year on year indicating that, despite the number of indie bookshops in the UK falling, those that remain are performing well.

Booksellers Association c.e.o. Tim Godfray revealed that before Christmas the number of independent bookshops in the UK had dropped by 31, ...

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