After the 2008 recession, print book sales took a hit, but now BookScan has recorded consistent growth in print book sales year over year for the past five years. What has been driving these sales? Surprisingly, adult nonfiction sales. Covering topics from history, politics and law, nonfiction saw a growth of 13 percent during the last fiscal year.
On this minisode of the Oxford Comment, we spoke with Adam Sonderberg from the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago to discuss how the rise of narrative nonfiction has impacted indie bookstore culture.
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