As the country re-opens in stages from the Covid lockdown restrictions, some bookshops have remained open this year, despite the pandemic.
Bookshops that also sell essential school supplies have continued to trade since Christmas, but are doing so with footfall significantly reduced.
Seamus Duffy is the owner of The Bookshop on Bridge Street in Westport. He and his staff have kept the doors open providing a welcome service to many.
Seamus has been telling Midwest News editor Teresa O’Malley about the challenges for business in towns like Westport over recent months...