Indies voice concerns over availability of key titles

Indies voice concerns over availability of key titles

Some independent booksellers are concerned that key titles are experiencing slow reprints and availability issues, affecting their stock in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Publishers have played down the delays, but pre-Brexit freight delays are said to have been a factor in some cases.

Titles that were consistently flagged among retailers speaking to The Bookseller include Women's Fiction Prize-winner Hamnet by Maggie O' Farrell (Tinder Press), Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) and Dogger's Christmas by Shirley Hughes (Bodley Head). 

One bookshop owner told The Booksel...

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