Hamnet heads back to top spot as print market jumps by a third

Hamnet heads back to top spot as print market jumps by a third

Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder Press) has bounced back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, the week bookshops reopened across England following the third national lockdown.

With 3.7 million books sold for £31.4m last week, the print market jumped by 33% in volume and 32.5% in value week on week. Though there are no comparative weekly figures for this time last year, at the start of Lockdown 1.0, this was a 13% rise in volume and a 16% increase in value on the same week in 2019.

O'Farrell's Women's Prize-winning Hamnet sold 22,149 copies in paperback for its second full week on...

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