NEW YORK — The number of physical books sold dropped 10
NPD BookScan , which tracks around 85
The BookScan numbers were released at a time when tours were being called and some of the country's top independent sellers, among them Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, and the Tattered Cover in Denver, were laying off employees. Barnes & Noble has been cutting back its hours and closing some stores, but otherwise is reporting “relatively strong sales considering the situation, both in our stores and online, especially of kid’s books and fiction, including notably home study aids,” according to a statement Wednesday.
Such traditional spring events as the PEN World Voices festival and the Mystery Writers of America awards dinner have been
Hillel Italie, The Associated Press