Thursday, February 23, 2012

National Book Count

The second Canadian Book Count conducted by the National Reading Campaign has finished and the reports are good!
The study found: 
  • 3.4 million books were sold or circulated (or about five books per second)
  • 1.15 million print books were sold by retailers, both national chains and more than 260 independent bookstores across Canada
  • 111,053 English-language e-books were sold
  • 2.1 million print books were borrowed from 28 participating library systems (covering more than 13.7 million people)
  • 63,196 e-books were downloaded from the participating library
For more info you can read the brief on CBC.

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