Monthly retail sales of U.S. bookstores 2015-2019

Retail sales data for bookstores in the United States for September 2019 showed that the sales of U.S. book retailers amounted to 952 million U.S. dollars worth of merchandise, and estimates for October suggested that this figure dropped to 710 million. Total bookstore sales in the United States amounted to 10.28 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, down from 16.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2008. Revenue of U.S. bookstores in 2018 amounted to 13 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of one billion U.S. dollars on the year before.

Monthly retail sales of bookstores in the United States from January 2015 to October 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

January 2015 to October 2019

Supplementary notes

*Preliminary estimate.

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