Briefly Noted | Hundreds of bookshops face closure – Telegraph
The BA has called for more free parking in town centres and a reduction in red tape to help struggling businesses.
It also argued that charity shops present “unfair competition” to bookshops due to the valuable tax breaks they get. There are more than 250 specialist charity bookshops in the UK, while a further 8,000 charity shops sell books as part of their ranges.
Tim Godfray, the BA’s chief executive, said that bookshops are facing “huge pressures from so many quarters”.