Sunday, 29 October 2017

Bookselling Britain: the economic contributions to – and impacts on – the economy of the UK’s bookselling sector

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) unveils today that bookshops can be linked to an estimated £1.9bn contribution to UK GDP annually and to the support of 46,000 jobs, as part of a report evaluating the contributions made by the UK’s bookselling sector... But ‘standard’ measures like contribution to GDP or employment fail to capture the valuable, and potentially underestimated, role of bookshops as cultural hubs or venues for people that want to engage with the literature art form and interact with others about it.
Full report at The Centre for Economics and Business Research
Photo by Michael Maggs
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