84% of bookshops in trouble after COVID

3,670 shops at risk

30 June, 12:25

    (ANSAmed) - ROMA, 30 GIU - Some 84% of Italy's bookshops are struggling to meet their daily demands due to the COVID crisis, retail group Confcommercio said Tuesday.

    What's more, over 90% have reported a worsening in their economic condition after the virus hit.

    They are now struggling to pay staff, bills, rent, taxes and contributions, Confcommercio said.

    Some 3,670 book stores are at risk of closure.

    The data were contained in the retail group's first Osservatorio Ali report. (ANSAmed).

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