About This Statistic
The graph shows the number of independent bookstores in the United States from 2009 to 2017. In 2017, there were 1,757 independent bookselling companies running 2,321 stores. During a recent survey in the United States, 20 percent of respondents stated that they still purchase most of their print books in store, in comparison to 22 percent who stated that they mostly buy books online. In 2015, bookstore sales in the United States amounted to 11.01 billion U.S. dollars, a decrease from over 15 billion U.S. dollars in 2010.