Print continues to thrive post-lockdown, buoyed by booming children's sales

Print continues to thrive post-lockdown, buoyed by booming children's sales

The print market has continued to perform strongly post-lockdown, with children's seeing particularly buoyant sales.

Although value for the week ending 1st August, at £27.2m, was the first since bookshops began reopening to fall against the same week in 2019 (by 2.3%), across the seven weeks since shops opened their doors, volume is up by 8% year on year and value 12%. Average selling price has been running at Christmas-gift-period levels—still yet to drop below £8.50 per week since bookshops reopened in England on 15th June.

Children's especially is booming, with volume up 16% year on ye...

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