Two days after PW’s report that The Home Depot would no longer be selling books, the home-improvement superstore released an official statement on the matter:

"With the increased amount of how-to information online and less demand for traditional, how-to hardcover books, The Home Depot will discontinue selling the majority of the hardcover how to and do-it-yourself books in its stores. We will focus on offering customers DIY know how and expertise through in store workshops,, The Home Depot How-to Community, YouTube channel, Garden Club and through our knowledgeable associates in our stores."

Public relations senior manager Jen King tells PW that Home Depot will still offer “a handful” of the most popular books from their Home Depot 1-2-3 series, published by Meredith Books.