Special Report: More Are Buying Less

December 2008
Book Publishing Report;Dec2008, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents an overview of some of the changes in how books are selling and who is buying them in the U.S. According to customer trend data, while the total number of U.S. adults buying books rose, the number who bought a lot of them went down. After all, in a bookstore, the future of the store depends on the book. In a department store, the future of the book depends on the store.


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