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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Used Textbooks the Fastest Growing

In an interview with a college newspaper, Richard Davies of Abebooks mentions that used textbooks are the fasting growing segment of the whole US publishing and bookselling industry."

This is news to me and probably for any other professional bookseller. My reading has led me to believe that Religion and Spanish-language books are the fastest growing segments. This of course is based on statistics for new books. I was unaware that such empirical data were available. I will try and follow up on this. (Article link)