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'Bookshops have never been this good at selling books'

20 October 2003

'You need to forget all the doom and gloom about tough trading conditions and remember that British bookshops have never been this good at selling books. Not in living memory has the public profile of books been this high. New books by certain authors make headline news and the quantity of major book prizes and commercial promotions has escalated to the point where we seem to have one a week... Books have not been rendered obsolete by competing media but reinvigorated by them.'

David Blow in Publishing News