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 www.gaelicbooks.org rocketed by a smashing 115% in 2020, compared with the previous 12 months.
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