Will there be a book under the tree (or menorah)?

According to Publisher’s Weekly magazine, book sales are down so far this holiday season. Book sales people are commenting on the lack of a hot seller or popular category to blaze the sales trail (like last year’s coloring books). Although the annual Wimpy Kid title is doing well (about 126,000 copies sold), in general sales from the same period last year are down 6%. Are people reluctant to purchase book gifts because their loved ones are reading the digital editions? Are people too busy coloring last year’s coloring book gifts to visit the bookstores? Bill O’Reilly and John Grisham were top sellers this past week, but sales are slower than expected. Come on people! If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more, we are here at the library to help you reach your goal.

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