Scottish bookshops keep click and collect option as Sturgeon brands books 'essential'

Scottish bookshops keep click and collect option as Sturgeon brands books 'essential'

Bookshops in Scotland will still be able to offer click and collect services despite a toughening of coronavirus restrictions, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon branding books “essential items”.

On Wednesday (13th January), Sturgeon announced new measures, which come into force at midnight on Saturday, to help stop the spread of the virus.

The new rules include the prohibition of “non-essential” click and collect retail services. However, bookshops will be among a number of exemptions alongside clothing, homeware and baby equipment shops, with Sturgeon for the first time saying...

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