The Big Three: Comparables Getting Worse In Non-Potter years

September 2008
Book Publishing Report;Sep2008, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the sales of the bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Borders Group, and Books-A-Million, which was found to have declined during the second quarter of 2008 in the U.S. The decreases were expected due to the record-setting release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." As a result, the retailers reported comparable store sales with and without Harry Potter factored in. Excluding the title, comparable store sales decreased 8.9%.


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