Super Thursday: 'People realise the value of books'

Foyles manager: If people are buying books then I'm happy

In the world of books, today is Super Thursday, the day many publishing houses release what they hope will be their biggest sellers for the Christmas market.

Memoirs from Jennifer Saunders, David Jason and Mo Farah are among those hitting the shelves, along with Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.

Garry Powell, manager of Foyles bookshop at King's Cross in London, told me that in spite of the popularity of e-readers, "people have realised the value of books and how special they are".

"If people are buying books then I'm happy," he added.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 10 October 2013.

Will Gompertz Article written by Will Gompertz Will Gompertz Arts editor

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