Skip to main content
Submitted by admin on 06 Jul. 2012
English
821_image1_books_cafes.jpg
Sales higher in bookshops with cafés: This is the astonishing insight taken from a statistical analysis by the Booksellers' Association. What shall we make out of it? Antiquarian bookshops offering tea and coffee with (on) leather bindings? First editions with red wine? Japanese block books with sushi?

“As Independent Booksellers Week gets into full swing, the Booksellers Association has released figures to suggest outlets with cafes are likely to have higher sales than those without.

Figures based on a survey of 40 BA members reveal that bookshops with cafes saw a 3% growth in overall turnover in 2011, whereas those without experienced a decline in sales of 5.2%. Those bookshops with cafes also experienced a 2% hike in their book sales last year, in comparison to those without cafes which had a decrease in book sales of 4%.”

This is the astonishing insight taken from a statistical analysis by the Booksellers’ Association.

What shall we make out of it? Antiquarian bookshops offering tea and coffee with (on) leather bindings? First editions with red wine? Japanese block books with sushi?

Let us know what you think!


Read the whole article in The Bookseller:


>>> Sales higher in bookshops with cafés. By Lisa Campbell

Article