Bookstores: the absolute cornerstone of civilised society. Not just paying their way through providing jobs and paying taxes – but acting as veritable pillars of the community.
These shops are the life blood of their neighbourhoods, offering a service and a meeting point for local residents that online retailers simply can’t provide. And yet huge tech firms are pushing bookstores off the high street – when what communities really need is to keep their high streets thriving.
Booksellers are actively embracing new developments and technologies. They are firmly online, and have invested significantly in ecommerce and social commerce to meet their customers’ demands. But there are challenges: these bookstores are competing with vast online retailers who play by a different set of rules – especially when it comes to tax – unfettered by national regulation.
Which is why we’re looking to engage with the EU’s policymakers and regulators to level the playing field and find solutions that work for everyone. Get in touch with us – we’re always here to talk: