If only the book business was that good

Which was made clear in Tanya Pampalone’s generally engaging article on the subject (“Is this the end of the bookshop, or just a new chapter?”, Friday, June 15).

But lest your readers get the idea that business is in better shape than it has ever been, I need to set the record straight, sartorially: the suit I wore to our meeting was not, as reported, by Paul Smith, but by a much less renowned purveyor of soft goods – as the clothing racket used to be called – to whom I’ll now be returning for a second. – Ben Williams, general manager, Exclusives.co.za


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