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Pleasure of bookshops 'can't be denied'

10 October 2013 Last updated at 09:54 BST

It is "Super Thursday" in the book world - the day when publishing houses put out some of their best titles for the Christmas market.

Sales of paper books are expected to remain strong, despite more customers turning to e-readers.

Waterstones' chief executive James Daunt told the Today programme: "E-readers are more convenient, but the pleasure of being in a bookshop can't be denied."

Author and critic Alexandra Heminsley said: "People are moving to e-readers for paperbacks...high-end art and style books are having to raise their game."

First broadcast on the Today programme on Thursday 10 October.

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