Children's book sales up 23% over summer

Children's book sales up 23% over summer

Children’s book sales increased 23% over the summer holidays, with a strong demand for titles for all ages.  

Sales of children’s print books in the UK grew to 5.5 million for the six-week period 28th June – 15th August, a 23% rise from the previous six weeks (10th May- 27th June), according to Nielsen BookScan.

Cat Anderson, children’s specialist at the Edinburgh Bookshop, said she sold books to a lot of children buying titles for family holidays. The timing of the Edinburgh Festival also contributed to a spike in sales for the shop.

Mark Pembrey, bookseller at The Alligator’s Mouth in ...

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