Bestseller Stat Shot

A look at print unit sales by region for last year shows that readers in the South Atlantic and Pacific regions have kept their noses in books over the last year. And everyone is buying more print books, further evidence that our eyes aren’t always glued to our screens. The most new book buyers are living in the Pacific region, where there was a 5% increase in unit sales relative to 2014; the smallest increase, 1%, was in the South Central region.

Print Unit Sales by Region, 2014–2015 (in thousands)

Region 2014 2015 % Change
Northeast 41,378 42,553 3%
Middle Atlantic 86,140 87,894 2
East North Central 90,865 93,160 3
West North Central 43,243 44,387 3
South Atlantic 117,989 121,816 3
South Central 94,600 95,531 1
Mountain 50,954 52,169 2
Pacific 109,924 115,162 5

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