Sales hit year's high

<p>Giles Elliott</p><p>The Office of National Statistics last week became the latest organisation, following the British Retail Consortium and the CBI, to issue a health warning on the state of the high street, but the books market continues to display ruddy cheeks.</p><p>More than four million books were sold in the seven days to 18th February--the first time that has happened since Christmas--generating revenue of &#163;29.4m. That was 5.3% higher than in the corresponding week in 2005, a period in which Valentine's Day and children's half-term school holidays also fell, and represents th...

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