Indies celebrate 'record-breaking' sales and high footfall on Bookshop Day

Indies celebrate 'record-breaking' sales and high footfall on Bookshop Day

Booksellers across the UK celebrated another successful Bookshop Day on Saturday (9th October), with "record-breaking" sales and high footfall inspiring confidence in the lead up to Christmas trading. 

Some stores installed 3D displays to launch books and attract customers, while others saw local authors perusing their shelves. 

In York, Lali Hewitson, owner of science fiction, fantasy and LGBTQIA specialist indie The Portal Bookshop, said: "It was a record breaker for me; the busiest day I've ever had in the physical shop, beating my previous record by half as much again."

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