Thursday, January 13, 2011Posted by Diana Quincy at 5:16 PM
I'm glad to see it's too early to write an obituary for tree-books and the retailers that carry them.
Barnes & Noble reports it had a terrific holiday season and that sales of physical books - especially hardcovers - exceeded its expectations. Sales were up more than eight percent at the retailer's bookstores.
The company says it sold “virtually its entire inventory of Nookcolor and E-Ink devices during the holiday season.” December 23 was the biggest sales day in the company’s history, according to Barnes & Noble.
I, for one, am very glad to hear it. No matter how much I enjoy my Kindle, there's still nothing like the lazy pleasure of drifting into a bookstore, never knowing exactly what I'm going to discover.
I hope these latest sales figures mean my days of wandering into bookstores are far from over.