Bookstore sales continued their strong rebound in 2021 over 2020 in November. Preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate bookstore sales were $709 million, up 43% over the $496 million in sales from November 2020.

This increase followed a 53% sales jump for year-to-year October sales.

Through November 2021, bookstore sales were $7.83 billion, up 39.8% over the comparable period in 2020.

For the entire retail segment, sales rose 19.5% in November over a year ago and were ip 19.6% in the year to date.