Arab Today, arab today decline in high street bookshops continues
Last Updated : GMT 23:04:48
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Decline in High Street bookshops continues

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Decline in High Street bookshops continues

London - Arabstoday

The number of bookshops on UK High Streets is in steady decline, according to The Booksellers Association. Membership of the body, which represents 95% of booksellers in the UK and Ireland, has continued to fall over the last six years. Since 2006, the total number of members, not including supermarket outlets, has fallen by 20%. Independent bookshop membership has fallen by over a quarter during the same period. Chief executive officer Tim Godfray has called for the government and publishers to step in to stop the decline. "At a time when literacy is an issue and libraries are under threat from government cuts, we need to build a coalition of publishers, government and consumers to provide opportunities for the passionate and creative entrepreneurs who run bookshops on our High Streets to thrive," he said. In 2006, there were 4495 outlets who held memberships with the Booksellers Association, including 1483 independents. By June this year, the total number had fallen to 3683, while independents dropped to 1099.Last year, 50 new independent bookshops opened across the UK but 72 closed, confirming an overall decline for the third year running. One of the most high profile shops to close this year was The Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth, founded by the son of Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne in 1951. In a recent Booksellers Association survey, the top three issues concerning shop owners that the government could address were the cost of rates, parking and planning. "This is not just an issue for our members; it's also about preserving the retail diversity of our town centres," said Mr Godfray. The rise of the e-book has also been blamed, an issue which the government can do little about. Sales of e-books increased by 318% in 2010 and many predict that at least 50% of all books sold within 10 years will be digital downloads. Book retailers have also faced increasing competition from online retailers. Spending on printed books fell by 4% in August this year, with sales dropping to a seven-year low for the month, according to sales analysts Neilsen BookScan. Yet physical non-fiction book sales were up 3% on this time last year, with significant gains for some genres such as cookery and fitness.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today decline in high street bookshops continues Arab Today, arab today decline in high street bookshops continues

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today decline in high street bookshops continues Arab Today, arab today decline in high street bookshops continues

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Egypt tourism revival steady but slow

GMT 16:04 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

Egypt tourism revival steady but slow
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today 600,000 children may flee to Bangladesh

GMT 06:49 2017 Monday ,18 September

600,000 children may flee to Bangladesh
Arab Today, arab today Equifax executives step down

GMT 16:16 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Equifax executives step down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today New Zealand opposition looks

GMT 10:35 2017 Thursday ,14 September

New Zealand opposition looks
Arab Today, arab today 5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show

GMT 12:04 2017 Monday ,18 September

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show
Arab Today, arab today Renault-Nissan to launch

GMT 10:44 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Renault-Nissan to launch
Arab Today, arab today Eman Al Assy receives three offers

GMT 06:31 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Eman Al Assy receives three offers
Arab Today, arab today 'Severe' Typhoon Doksuri pounds Vietnam

GMT 15:49 2017 Friday ,15 September

'Severe' Typhoon Doksuri pounds Vietnam

GMT 11:10 2017 Friday ,15 September

Fadl Shaker retreats from surrendering himself

GMT 05:05 2017 Tuesday ,12 September

Pregnant woman's suicide roils China

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 10:25 2017 Thursday ,14 September

Greece fumbled oil spill response

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 04:45 2017 Sunday ,17 September

France's hurricane-hit St Martin

GMT 21:57 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Russia and Iraq restore air travel

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:56 2017 Friday ,15 September

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday