Irish BA renews call for end to sterling prices


Irish booksellers renewed their call for UK publishers to stop pricing books in sterling at the Irish Booksellers Association conference in Killarney last week. "We want [prices] off. It constricts us enormously," Geraldine O'Dea, managing director of Navan-based Bookwise Booksellers, said. At present the Irish punt is worth about 30% less than sterling, and the corresponding mark-up on books had a "psychological" effect on consumers, Ms O'Dea said.</p><p>

Irish booksellers are forced to re-price the 70% of their stock that comes from the sterling market. "It is a widely held opinion am...

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