Closed During The Pandemic, English Bookstores And Libraries Reopen One book store owner told the Guardian newspaper, "We've had people trying to smell the books through their masks, and perfectly respectable middle-aged people acting like kids in a sweet shop."

Closed During The Pandemic, English Bookstores And Libraries Reopen

Closed During The Pandemic, English Bookstores And Libraries Reopen

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One book store owner told the Guardian newspaper, "We've had people trying to smell the books through their masks, and perfectly respectable middle-aged people acting like kids in a sweet shop."

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Did you decide you'd read more books during COVID? Stuck at home, many of us did - if we could find books, that is. In England, bookstores and libraries were closed for the last year. They have finally opened back up, and book sales have jumped by a third. One bookstore owner told The Guardian newspaper, we've had people trying to smell the books through their masks and perfectly respectable middle-aged people acting like kids in a sweet shop. Sounds about right. It's MORNING EDITION.

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