NEW YORK — As the books come out, they’re being sold by bookstores that have become a magnet for the country’s growing number of Americans looking for a new book.
But bookstores have long been under pressure from competing chains, some of which are still struggling with the recession and other chains are struggling with shrinking profits.
That’s why many booksellers in New York are struggling to stay open.
For a small part of the year, bookstores are still open in many areas.
But the industry has seen a decline in sales, especially in New England, where the recession has left many towns and cities without a steady source of book sales.
The National Association of Booksellers said book sales are down nearly 11% this year compared to the same period last year.
“It’s really hard to do what we do with this book and do that book,” said Robert Haines, president of the association.
“And that’s the reason that bookstores were kind of left out.”
The decline in book sales is a direct result of competition from chains like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Those retailers have expanded their stores by adding new outlets, remodeling buildings and even closing down stores in the face of declining book sales in recent years.
The chains have also expanded into more traditional bookstores, like department stores and bookshops.
They’re also expanding online, adding more locations and expanding their offerings to include audiobooks.
“The book market is really important for the book industry,” Hains said.
“It’s very, very important.
You’ve got to make sure that your store is full.
You need to have enough inventory to keep your business alive.”
The book industry, like any industry, has its ups and downs.
In some ways, the book market has been better than it has been in years.
But Hainys prediction is that it will continue to deteriorate, which is why he said that the industry’s recovery is more difficult than it’s been in the past.
“I think the market will continue the way it has for the next several years and it’s going to continue to decline in volume and in value,” he said.
Haines said that many of the industry leaders in the industry have told him that they have no plans to close.
Some have been open for years.
But Hainies said that when it comes to bookstores like Barnes & Nob, which has about 6,000 locations, there are few more important things to keep doing than making sure that you have enough books.
“That’s what you do,” he explained.
“If you don’t have enough stock, you’re not going to sell it.”
The National Association for Bookseller Development, which represents the industry, said it has worked closely with bookstores and booksells to find a solution to the book-store problem.
It also is encouraging all bookstores to expand their offerings and offer new products.
But bookstores must remain open in order to make a profit, said Denise B. Miller, the group’s president.
“We don’t think it’s fair that book stores are forced to shut down,” Miller said.
“We think that if they’re open, then people are going to go and purchase a book.
And they’re going to buy a lot more books.”