The numbers for August bookstore sales are out. And, for the second month in a row, bookstore sales were up versus 2006.
August sales totaled $2.29 billion, up 9.3% from $2.09 billion in sales for the same period in 2006.
Year-to-date, bookstore sales are $10.80 billion, down 0.7% from $10.88 billion in the same eight-month period in 2006.
Publishers Weekly (PW) reported: "For the entire retail segment, sales were up 4.0% both for August as well as the first eight months of 2007."