Choice Books News

  • “According to a recent report Book Readership 2016 released by the Pew Research Center, despite competition from an ever-increasing menu of entertainment choices now available to Americans, book readership in America is holding steady. And most of the book readers surveyed, the report found, prefer to read print books."

  • Choice Books same-store sales increased 6.5% in the 12-month period ending June 30, 2016 compared to previous 12-month sales. Total 12-month retail sales (July 2015-June 2016) also increased 14.4%. Choice Books added 38 displays in the first six months of 2016.

  • According to The Washington Post, “The popularity of coloring books for adults exploded in 2015, with an estimated 12 million books sold to people looking for ways to relax after work or satisfy their artistic side.” This trend continues in 2016.

  • According to a June 27, 2016 news release from the Association of American Publishers, overall trade publishing revenues declined in January 2016 compared to January 2015...Overall trends for Choice Books have been positive with total books purchased/sold up 18.6%...

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