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Bookstores Saw More Foot Traffic in Q1, But Did That Impact Sales?

Barnes and Noble, booksellers since 1873 - peoplewhowrite

According to the report, Barnes and Noble was the 17th-most visited store in the country in Q1.

According to a report by National Real Estate Investor and cited by the LA Times, “brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in shopper traffic in the first three months of 2013 when compared to the same period in 2012.” The question is whether sales improved as a result. In heated competition with Amazon, book stores have complained their stores now act as showrooms for browsers who spy the titles they want in store, and buy online where they can get them at a discount.

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