Notice of release
Québec, August 26, 2021. – Final sales of new books by Québec retailers, publishers and book distributors totalled $577.5 million in 2020, down 3.1% from 2019 and 4.5% from 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the book market, but it is difficult to distinguish these effects from the downward trend in book sales observed over the past few years. These are the main findings from an analysis of statistics on book sales from the bulletin Optique culture No. 77 published today by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications of the Institut de la statistique du Québec.
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