Bookstore Sales, by month

Bookstore sales

Total Sales in June 2009: $1.1 billion
Month-over-month change: No change

Total Sales in May 2009: $1.1 billion
Month-over-month change: -3.2 percent

Total sales, first six months of 2009: $7.41 billion
Year-over-year change: -2.7 percent

Total Sales in April 2009: $969 billion
Month-over-month change: -3.0 percent

Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Publishers Weekly (April 09, May 09, June 09)