Last year was the best-selling year for U.S. print books in the last decade according to the NPD Group. The market research company reported growth in every category when compared to 2019. In 2020, juvenile fiction grew by 18 million sales with adult non-fiction increasing by more than 14 million.
For books, it’s been a banner year. At RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, they’ve certainly noticed an increased interest from regular and new readers. “The phones were insanely crazy. We were running up and down the stairs, filling orders, shipping, and curbside pickup,” said Lori Fazio, chief operating officer of RJ Julia Booksellers. In the beginning months of the...