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Shops and containment: reduced postal rates for books ordered from bookstores

2020-11-02T11:20:44.881Z

This announcement was made by the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, while bookstores do not have the right to open.



It is a compensatory gesture, but which will not solve all the problems related to the confinement decided due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Postal rates will be "considerably reduced" for shipments of books ordered in bookstores, announced Monday the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot.

"I obtained, we obtained, that the postal rates of booksellers are considerably reduced," explained the minister on LCI.

We will divide

(these prices)

at least by three or four (...) it will depend on the shipments, because if you buy ten books or one, they are not the same prices ”.

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This announcement comes at a time when the government has chosen to close the so-called “non-essential” departments of supermarkets instead of facilitating the reopening of small businesses, as certain elected officials in particular requested.

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▶ On #libraries



🗣 @R_Bachelot: "We have obtained that the postal rates of booksellers are considerably reduced (...) We are going to divide the postal rates for sending books by at least 3 or 4"



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- LCI (@LCI) November 2, 2020

"Do not buy books on digital platforms", she then insisted, adding: "Yes, Amazon is gorging, it is up to us not to force-feed them".

▶ #Culture: how to compete with online platforms?



🗣 @R_Bachelot: "By not going on digital platforms (...) #Amazon is stuffing itself but it's up to us not to



stuff it

"

📺 # LaMatinaleLCI @EliMartichoux pic.twitter.com/vw2GLkoNlp

- LCI (@LCI) November 2, 2020

Recalling that in France there is a "single book price" thanks to "Jack Lang", former Socialist Minister of Culture, she added: "there is no advantage in buying on a digital platform" .

Roselyne Bachelot, however, avoids the fact that some platforms, such as Amazon, often offer delivery.

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The Minister also encourages readers to obtain books from bookstores by "click and collect", that is to say order from a distance and come and collect the work on site, or by mail.

"I saw my loved ones die in intensive care"

She also confirmed that “sales by click and collect or mailings will not be counted towards

(government)

aid

.

It's a full bonus ”.

"These prices will apply to the sale of records, CDs and sheet music, I am very attached to them."

▶ On #libraires



🗣 @R_Bachelot: "Sales by" clik and collect "will not be counted towards receiving aid, it's a full bonus"



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- LCI (@LCI) November 2, 2020

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Asked about the decision to reconfine, Roselyne Bachelot confided that her wish, in absolute terms, as Minister of Culture, is "that the entire cultural sector remains open, because there are not only bookstores.

Theaters, concert halls, libraries, etc. are also closed ”.

“But this is not about arbitration,” she added.

“I am a mother, a grandmother, a reasonable woman, I see the epidemic flare up, I have seen my relatives die in intensive care;

that day, we have this sense of responsibility. "

Source: leparis

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