Blizzard-hit bookshops forced to close

Blizzard-hit bookshops forced to close

The heavy snow plaguing the UK and Ireland this week will "inevitably" have an impact on sales, retail chiefs have told The Bookseller, with several shops forced to close and deliveries postponed as the blizzards continue.

Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office, as first "The Beast from the East" followed by "Storm Emma", bring heavy snowfall, strong winds and icy temperatures. The weather caused disruption to World Book Day yesterday (1st March), with authors having to cancel events and some schools closing, although the Biggest Book Show on Earth tour went ahead.

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