The government announced Thursday that it would cover the costs of sending books ordered from independent bookstores during the confinement period, in order to "
help them continue their activity through online sales
This device will allow booksellers to charge their customers only the shipping costs at the minimum legal rate, or 0.01 euros
", specify in a joint statement the Ministers of Economy Bruno Le Maire and Culture Roselyne Bachelot. The bookstores concerned, "
meeting the VSE and SME size criteria and for which the sale of new books is the main activity
", will thus have to file reimbursement requests.