London lags behind the regions in post-lockdown bounce

London lags behind the regions in post-lockdown bounce

UK regions have bounced back with aplomb since bookshops reopened after lockdown in mid-June—with only London reporting a decline in sales. 

In the eight weeks since lockdown restrictions eased, across all regions print book sales are up 9% in volume and 11% in value against the same period in 2019, according to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market figures.

Nielsen's Wales and the West region has soared the most since bookshops were allowed to reopen (despite Welsh bookshops opening a week after English ones), with a 21.6% rise to 2.1 million books sold and a 26% rise in value year on y...

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