Today, I went to Borders bookstore in Downtown Crossing on Washington Street. I’m always amazed that every time I go there I have to wait in line. I asked the manager, how many books do you sell on an average day? He wasn’t sure but he did say that they average $30,000 a day on book sales.
I learned a few more interesting facts regarding books:
* BookStatistics.com reported that 80% of U.S. families do not buy or read a book in a year.
* 70% of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in five years.
* 58% of U.S. adults don’t read a book after high school.
* 40% of all books that are printed are never sold or read.
So do you think based on the above information that Borders Bookstore actually sells $30,000 in gross sales a day.