More pound shops than bookstores on Britain's high streets

Posted on by Mike Evans

More pound shops than bookstores as shoppers hunt for bargains

Can't say I've noticed this phenomenon, but it is beyond dispute that book stores are closing in record numbers. So maybe it's the shortage of book stores that make the pound stores look so prolific. In my experience, even diehard "like-the-feel-of-a-real-book" types are buying Kindles or, even, reading novels on their iPhones. It's just a pity you can't browse for new titles to download in your average pound store.

(Via The Telegraph)

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