Libraries fail to link with bookshops, says new report

<p>More than 80% of library authorities sell books, but just 4% have ongoing sales facilities linked to bookshops, new research by The Reading Agency (TRA) has revealed.</p><p>The study highlights opportunities for booksellers to capitalise on events organised at libraries, through the Reading Partners collaboration with publishers.</p><p>TRA director Miranda McKearney said: "There are obvious synergies. We need to work out what's in it for both partners." Ottakar's and the BA have registered interest, she added. Kate Spencer-Payne, who runs a book club with Chesterfield Library, said: "You...

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