Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Pick n Read in South Africa

In a recent piece on The Bookseller, Graeme Neill reported that UK supermarket chain Tesco aims to double book sales to £200m within three years. Tesco has a 6% share of the UK book market by value and 10% by volume, which puts it close to overtaking Borders and becoming the UK's fourth-largest bookseller behind Waterstone's, WH Smith and Amazon.

In view of the aim to boost a book-reading culture in South Africa, I wondered what would happen if South Africa's national supermarket chain Pick n Pay started stocking books...Read more here

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