Bookshop boost: Independent stores surge in popularity

While big stores across the UK suffer on our high streets, independent bookshops seem to be bucking the trend.

By Inzamam Rashid, Sky News reporter

The rumours of the death of traditional bookshops have been greatly exaggerated.

Figures released by the Booksellers Association (BA) show that the number of independent bookstores on our high streets has grown for the second year running.

In 1995, there were 1,894 independent bookshops across the UK and in 2016 the number reached a low of just 867 shops - but 2017 marked a turnaround, albeit a small one, increasing by just one...
source: The Sky News

2019-01-13 05:50
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