Sunday, February 03, 2008
Book Retail Study Now Available Online
Last year, we were commissioned to do a comprehensive study of Canadian book retail. The study report, The Book Retail Sector in Canada, has just been published by the Department of Canadian Heritage and is available online in PDF and HTML editions, and in both official languages.
We’ve structured the Book Retail paper as a collection of linked studies, each of which explores a major aspect of the market: reading and book buying behaviour, the size and composition of the consumer book market in Canada, the traditional book retail channel, the book market in Quebec, non-traditional sales channels, and online book retail.
The Globe and Mail quoted extensively from the study in a February 2 article and has called it an “essential reference work” for the industry and policy makers alike.
It’s a pleasure to see that readers both in and outside of the book business are so engaged with the study. Thank you to the many publishers, booksellers, and industry groups who contributed their time, expertise, and data.