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Barnes & Noble Gets a Boost from Pandemic Reading

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted Barnes & Noble’s book business, which had been floundering for years. Consumers are eager for reading material, and many are turning to the bookstore chain. And Barnes & Noble mentioned another hopeful sign, besides the double-digit sales growth in books: teenagers and tweens are contributing to the growth, largely due to the popularity of graphic novels. All this has helped give Barnes & Noble a new lease on life, as well as the confidence to open new stores.

“Double-digit growth in books has not happened since Amazon came along,” Barnes & Noble Chief Executive James Daunt told The Post in an interview.

Read the full story at the New York Post.