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Bookstore sales fell 28% in 2020

Feb 17 2021

Bookstore sales rallied slightly in December from deep monthly slumps for most of 2020, but were still down 15.2% in the last month of the year compared to December 2019. For all of 2020, bookstore sales fell 28.3% from 2019, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

For the entire retail segment, sales for the year were up 0.6%, with December sales ahead 4.2%.

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