Dutch book sales rise slightly after years of decline

Dutch book sales rise slightly after years of decline

Some 39 million books were sold in the Netherlands last year, generating sales of €525m – up 3.5% on a year ago, according to a new report. Although people are spending less time reading, 86% still pick up a book from time to time, the report, published at the Frankfurt book fair on Wednesday, shows. The number of actual books sold was up 2% year on year. Nevertheless, sales have fallen by 35% since they hit a peak in 200…

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