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.”