Last-minute sales net £30m

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Richard Lewis</p><p>
Christmas came late in 2001, but &#163;30m in sales was worth the wait. Reports of busy bookshops across the UK were borne out by bumper year-end sales figures from Whitaker BookTrack.</p><p>
Sales through the General Retail Market in the week to 29th December were worth &#163;30m, compared with &#163;18m in the equivalent week of 2000. The sales figures were boosted by an "extra" day of shopping on Monday 24th December. Total sales in 2001 hit &#163;978m, up on the previous year's &#163;954m.</p><p>
The last-minute spree came as a relief to booksellers, as cumula...

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