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'An impossible race with the supermarket sector'

3 May 2004

'For all of us as consumers cheap books are attractive because it means we can afford to buy more of them, but they are less attractive if buying more books eventually becomes difficult because there are fewer bookshops to buy them from. Cheap books are suddenly less attractive if they jeopardise bookshops. So any news coverage that drives home the message that booksellers are underselling themselves with deep discounts, or struggling to win an impossible race with the supermarket sector, is to be welcomed.'

David Blow in Publishing News