Book sales soar as French lockdown eases

Book sales in France have soared since the country began to ease its lockdown, rocketing more than 230 percent in a week, a survey showed Monday. PHOTO | GAELLE MARCEL | UNSPLASH

What you need to know:

  • France has more independent bookshops than almost any other European country, with a fixed price system protecting them from discounting by online giants like Amazon. 

Book sales in France have soared since the country began to ease its lockdown, rocketing more than 230 percent in a week, a survey showed Monday.

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