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In 2022, the French buy fewer books

2022-07-01T17:27:45.531Z

DECRYPTION - The uncertain macroeconomic context is pushing consumers to be cautious. “After an exceptional year, the first half of 2022 is synonymous with landing for the publishing sector” , explains Vincent Montagne, president of the National Publishing Union (SNE), which represents 720 publishing houses. Since January 1, book sales have indeed suffered a drop of 11% over one year, according to the observatory of the Syndicate of French bookstores (SLF), which follows the daily



“After an exceptional year, the first half of 2022 is synonymous with landing for the publishing sector”

, explains Vincent Montagne, president of the National Publishing Union (SNE), which represents 720 publishing houses.

Since January 1, book sales have indeed suffered a drop of 11% over one year, according to the observatory of the Syndicate of French bookstores (SLF), which follows the daily activity of more than 400 bookstores in the country.

“Comics and manga, which are particularly driven by the culture pass, are much more spared

,” says Laura de Heredia, in charge of the Observatory.

Over the last six months, this segment shows a decrease of 6% compared to 2021.

The exceptional dynamic experienced by the sector last year (with a 20% increase in sales) was ultimately based on the behavior of a handful of French people.

Bookstores, which had been granted by the State the status of essential businesses in the heart of the pandemic…

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Source: lefigaro

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