Tagged: Pandemic

A new equilibrium

The mass high street closures of the past 15 months have proved to have a major effect on what customers have bought and read, and... Read more

Publishers must help bookshops bounce back

Publishers must help bookshops bounce back

The pandemic altered where readers bought books and the types of titles they purchased—and it’s time publishers used their profits to help bookshops out.... Read more

Booksellers in England and Wales rejoice as doors are thrown open to customers

A number of booksellers from across England and Wales have reported an ‘amazing’ spell of trading after being allowed to reopen again to customers this... Read more

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

This week, the UK and the Scottish governments set out their roadmaps to how the current lockdowns might be lifted. Read more

The Books are Alright

This spring it will be the job not just of booksellers, but of every single one of us to press books on others wherever we... Read more

Reality rites

This time last year, as we headed into 2020, I wondered why the trade was so hesitant about championing itself: after a largely successful decade... Read more

Almost three-quarters of schools cut library provision through pandemic

A new survey from charity Read for Good, which has donated bundles of books to 50 schools nationwide, has found school library funding has been... Read more

Meet the BookTokers giving backlist titles a shot in the arm through the pandemic

The video-sharing social media platform TikTok is not just a place where teens share the latest dance crazes—it’s also proving a driver of book sales,... Read more

Textbooks market hit by exam chaos but home learning titles soar in lockdown

The fluctuating picture for exams in the UK has meant dedicated study guides have endured a sales dip, but guides to teach pupils stuck at... Read more

Education lists learn lessons in lockdown to increase sales in challenging market

It’s been a demanding 18 months for the education sector, but many of its top brass can see light at the end of the tunnel.... Read more

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