Sales on the up for French independent bookshops

Sales on the up for French independent bookshops

French independent bookshops increased their sales by 7.1% last year, despite a 1.3% drop in December because of continuing yellow vest social protests and the start of transport and other strikes against national pension reform on December 5, according to the Booksellers Observatory—an offshoot of the Syndicat de la Librairie Française (SLF), the French Booksellers Association.

The increase came largely from textbooks for the new upper secondary school curriculum, and compares with an annual rise of only 0.7% in 2018. That was despite the yellow vest protetstors having taken to the street...

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