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Bookselling 2019 Update: U.K., France & Germany

Bookselling 2019 Update: U.K., France & Germany

Jan 15 2020

Shelf Awareness reports on the state of independent bookstores in the UK, France and Germany:

In the U.K., the majority of respondents to The Booksellers Indie Bookshop Christmas Trading Survey saw an increase in sales year on year, with gains between 7% and 30%.

French booksellers continued their upward trajectory in 2019, with turnover increasing by 7% year on year despite the disruptive impact of strikes.

In Germany, “taking into account all main retail channels, turnover rose by 1.4% compared to the previous year.”

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