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Lockdown sees record numbers of people buying books

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The sales of novels and home learning books have soared as people prepare for further lockdowns.

Sales of fiction have risen by a third, while children’s education went up 234%.


People are also buying more puzzle books, craft books and true crime works.

Nielsen Book – a data provider for the publishing industry – said:

“The sales data suggests that the UK population has indeed been preparing for long periods of isolation.

“We’ve seen significant jumps in sales of puzzle books, adult colouring titles, home-learning titles for children, study guides, and we have seen been a big increase in sales of paperback novels.”

Book shops are closed under lockdown rules.

But supermarket sales of paperbacks have shown a marked increase.

Book chain Waterstones reports readers are turning online, with online sales rising by 400% week on week.



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