Gaelic book sales surge online in UK lockdown reading rise

THE Gaelic Books Council (GBC) has hailed a massive spike in online sales as Covid closures fuel a reading boom.

Data from official book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan shows more than 200 million print books were purchased in the UK last year.

The figure is equivalent to a 5.2% year-on-year increase.

Now it's been confirmed that the spike in interest translated into a boost for Gaelic-language materials.

The GBC revealed sales through its website rocketed by a smashing 115% in 2020, compared with the previous 12 months.

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