- Bookstore Sales fell 5.7% in 2019
Bookstore sales, which struggled for most of the year, ended 2019 with a weak December and finished the year with a 5.7% sales drop compared to 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S.
- Bookstore Sales Dropped 5.1% in First Half of 2019
Bookstore sales finished the first half of 2019 down 5.1% compared to the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S.
- Bookstore Sales Dipped in May
Through the first five months of 2019, bookstore sales were down 5.1% compared to the same period in 2018.
- January Bookstore Sales Fell 4.8%
For the entire retail segment, sales rose 5.2% over 2019.The drop in January bookstore sales followed a down 2019, when the Census Bureau reported that preliminary sales declined 5.7% from 2018 levels.
- April Bookstore Sales Tumbled 65.3%
Compared to May 2019, sales were down a relatively modest 6.2%.For the first four months of 2020, bookstore sales fell 23.3% compared to 2019, falling to $2.14 billion.
- October Bookstore Sales Fell 1.7%
Bookstore sales continued to post generally small monthly declines in 2019 compared to 2018.
- Bookstore Sales End Slide in April
A likely reason for the gain was Easter, which hit later in April 2019 than it did in April 2018.Even with the April gain, though, bookstore sales for the first four months of 2019 were down 6.0%, compared to the same period a year ago.
- November Bookstore Sales Dropped 21.5%
More detailed sales figures for December will be released on February 17.For the first 11 months of 2020, bookstore sales declined 30% from the comparable period in 2019, falling to $5.46 billion, from $7.81 billion, in the first 11 months of 2019.
- August Bookstore Sales Dropped 30.7%
In July, bookstore sales fell 24.6% compared to July 2019, an improvement over the 35% decline in June compared to 2019.
- Bookstore Sales Plunged 33.4% in March
Sales at bookstores tumbled 33.4% in March compared to March 2019, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S.
- Bookstore Sales Fell 8.4% in Q1
Census Bureau, bookstore sales in the 2019 first quarter were $2.37 billion, down from $2.59 billion a year ago.
- Bookstore Sales Fell 10.3% in August
For the first eight months of 2019, bookstore sales dropped 6.1% from the comparable period a year ago.
- June Bookstore Sales Fell 35%
For the year to date, sales for all of retail—which includes stores that were not forced to close during lockdowns as bookstores were—sales were down 3.2% compared to a year ago.Year-to-date sales for bookstores were $2.74 billion, down 32.6% from the first
- Bookstore Sales Dropped 27.7% in September
Bookstore sales fell 27.7% in September, dropping to $609 million from $842 million in September 2019, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S.
- Bookstore Sales Fell 24.6% in July
July's sales were a marked improvement from the $163 million reported in April and were up 12.8% over June when sales were $382 million; June bookstore sales were down 35% from June 2019.Though the July decline was less severe than in recent months, the