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Not so long ago we were lamenting the end of the book.  With book stores closing down, the outlook had been looking very bleak.

But, it seems, a resurgence is happening! And it is children and young adult literature which is leading the way.

As reported in a recent AFR articl: Book stores find rich market in tech-savvy readers (March 20, 2015) sales to children and teenagers have been steadily increasing, so much so that when book shop owners Fiona Stager and Kevin Guy looked at their sales figures and saw the strong trend of children and young adult book sales, they decided to open Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop – a book shop dedicated solely to this market.

It’s great to see this trend also being reported by book chains:

At Dymocks, printed children’s book sales rose 14 per cent in 2014. A sub-section of that category, young adult sales, recorded a 43 per cent lift. “

Great news for those of us working in school libraries!

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