Trade is steadying, say indie booksellers, but 'still a long way to go'

Trade is steadying, say indie booksellers, but 'still a long way to go'

Bookshops are relieved to be physically open again, reporting "steady" trade since raising the shutters at the start of June with strong local support. However challenges in the current economic climate persist, with footfall down, with customers acclimatising to the new safety precautions.

Figures cited on BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme this morning (Monday 13th July) put retailer footfall for June overall down 56% on the same month last year, with the second two weeks of the month falling off after an initial rebound when shops reopened. High street footfall in central London is down 80...

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