Lambeth indie bookshop closure highlights fragility of UK high street, says BA

Lambeth indie bookshop closure highlights fragility of UK high street, says BA

Independent bookshop Travelling Through has shut down following five years of trade, as Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls says the closure has highlighted how "fragile our high streets are". 

The travel bookshop, which also boasted a cafe, bar, book club and cultural space, shut its doors on 31st May after five years of trade following the sale of its building in Lower Marsh, Lambeth. Travelling Through owner Emma Carmichael said initial uncertainty over the new landlord's plans for the building, a change in footfall and online competition all contributed to her decision to close.

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