Bookstore Sales Hit $5.44B in First Half of 2016

By Dianna Dilworth 

Good news for book stores. Bookstore sales reached $5.44 billion during the first half of this year, up 6.1 percent over the same period in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This comes after bookstores saw sales increase 2.5 percent in 2015, the first time booksellers have seen revenue increases since 2007.

Publishers Weekly has the scoop:

The bookstore sector performed better than the entire retail segment. Sales for all of retail rose 3.3% in June over the comparable month in 2015 and were up 3.1% for the first half of 2016.