Saturday, July 26, 2014

BA's Tim Godfray: 'Upbeat-ness' Evident Among U.K. Indies

"It's been a difficult, challenging, tough trading period this past year, but we believe that we are in a better place today than we were a year ago. I think you would be very surprised to hear the upbeat-ness that is evident with so many of our members, particularly the independent booksellers.

We are not looking at the end of the printed book. We are not looking at the end of bookshops. There has been a perceived change in that publishers are much more supportive of bookshops; and consumers, too, realize that it is really beneficial to communities to have bookshops on High Streets."

--Tim Godfray, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. & Ireland, in an interview with Bookselling This Week
via Shelf Awareness

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