Majority of indie bookshops report Christmas sales rise

Majority of indie bookshops report Christmas sales rise

More than three-quarters of independent booksellers responding to The Bookseller's 2020 Christmas trading survey saw a rise in business year-on-year for the festive period. Meanwhile, a separate survey conducted by the Booksellers Association found 57.7% of booksellers it polled reported that trading was up compared with Christmas 2019—that survey also found participating bookshops earned an average fee of £1,647 through over Christmas 2020.

Of the 32 shops responding inThe Bookseller, 41% reported their Christmas sales were "excellent" and 44%% "very good", with 12.5% recordi...

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