Chain Bookstores: Second Annual Holiday Sales Slump Foretells Year-End Declines

January 2010
Book Publishing Report;Jan2010, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p11
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The article reports on the decline of the second annual holiday sales among chain bookstores in the U.S. in 2009. Barnes & Noble Inc. posted a decrease in sales by 5% to 1.1 billion dollars with comparable sales decrease at 5.4%. Similarly, Books-A-Million sees decline in sales with holiday revenue fall at 4.5% to 122.1 million dollars. However, nook orders remain strong in the country.


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