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French book sales down 1.5% in 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-02-07

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 08:53 Sales of books in France fell by 1.5% in 2010 or 0.5% without taking account of book price inflation, according to French weekly Livres Hebdo’s indicators. After three years of increase, the decline came as retailing in general recovered from its downturn with an annual increase in sales of 0.9% excluding inflation. Figures from the national statistics office INSEE show that book prices rose by 1.7% last year, against...
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