Tagged: Covid-19

Needful things

Some weeks are sent to test us. This is one of them. On Monday, we learned that bookshops could be part of a first wave... Read more

Call the author

Nobody wants a story when they cannot breathe, wrote author Sarah Perry, in a piece published in the Guardian last week, that detailed her passing... Read more

Locked down, but not out

Last week I wrote, in respect of the coronavirus, that decisions taken in good faith one day, may go bad the next. Read more

Physical retailers’ value to the trade has been heightened by pandemic, says Daunt

In an exclusive interview with The Bookseller, Waterstones m.d. James Daunt says the chain is set to reopen in England on Monday, and he does... Read more

Irish customers welcome reopened bookstores

"Eager" customers have "welcomed" the opening of bookstores in Ireland this week, The Bookseller has heard.  Read more

'Bun fight' for autumn as publishers move new titles

A number of big releases from the larger publishers have been moved into August and September’s schedule, meaning there may be numerous Super Thursdays this... Read more

German booksellers share experiences of reopening shops

Germany is acclimatising to a ‘new normal’ as bookshops reopen across the country and customers start to return. Read more

Bookselling chains hope to reopen in June

Waterstones and Blackwell’s are among the chain retailers hoping to reopen should bookshops be classified in the first batch of ‘non-essential’ businesses allowed to by... Read more

Editors predict feel-good reads will trump ‘pandemic lit’—for now

Editors and agents have backed escapism and feel-good fiction to succeed during the pandemic and in its aftermath, with Covid-19 fiction appearing to be some... Read more

Irish market takes 30% Covid-19 hit

Ireland’s print sales have seen a 29% decline in value over the period the country has been in lockdown compared to the same period in 2019.... Read more

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