Bookstores record first rise in sales since 2007

By Tom Kludt, CNNMoney

In the book publishing world, what’s old is new again.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that bookstore sales rose by 2.5 percent from $10.89 billion to $11.17 billion in 2015, the first such increase in the industry since 2007.

The figures were reported by Publishers Weekly, which also noted that eBook sales declined in 2015 while print sales went up.

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