Bookstore visits in the Netherlands 2015-2019, by frequency

This statistic shows the responses to the survey question: "How often do you visit a physical bookstore to buy books?" As of June 2019, roughly 20 percent of respondents said they visit a bookstore on average once or twice a year.

How often do you visit a physical bookstore to buy books?

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

January 2015 to June 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: " Hoe vaak komt u gemiddeld in de fysieke boekwinkel om één (of meerdere) boek(en) te kopen?" (English: How often on average do you visit a physical bookstore to purchase one (or more) book(s)?)

** June 2019 N = 1,204, January 2019 N = 1,208, June 2018 N = 1,200, January 2018 N = 1,206, June 2017 N = 1,210, January 2017 N = 1,282, June 2016 N = 1,212, January 2016 N = 1,207, June 2015 N = 1,203, January 2015 N = 1,201.

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