Print market volumes up 18% year on year since bookshops reopened

Print market volumes up 18% year on year since bookshops reopened

Bookshops re-opening since lockdown restrictions eased have boosted the market 18% in volume against the same period in 2019, with 14.6 million books sold since shop doors opened, beginning in England on 15th June.

At 3.7 million books sold for £32.1m, last week (ending 11th July) was the best week 28 in volume since 2012 and the best in value for 15 years—and like the first week of reopening, was down to strength all the way down the market as opposed to a runaway Fifty Shades of Harry Potter-esque bestseller. Children’s sales remained especially strong, with volume up 27% last week again...

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