Friday, January 13, 2017
Books have replaced records under the Christmas tree
I was in a few West End bookshops in the week before Christmas and they were busy, as busy as I remember record shops used to be in the week before Christmas.
Albums were formerly the ideal Christmas present. They were the right price and they were always appreciated. Tens of thousands of people would buy albums at Christmas who hardly bought them the rest of the year.
Now all that's gone. The people who used to give albums now give books.
The record business's loss seems to have been the book business's gain.