‘There’s always been bookish teenagers, but it’s actually a cool and trendy thing to be reading now’

28 Nov 2022 | 03:32

When the lockdown shut us all in, some took to books – to pass the time, escape from omnipresent screens or take a breather from reality. The years that followed have seen that reading renaissance blossom into a nationwide boom in indie bookstores.

“It was always this pipe dream – one day,” said Mayde...