- Sales up to September 10th were €76.4 million, up 20.3 per cent on 2015, according to Nielsen Bookscan
- The largest growth has been recorded in non-fiction (up 24.5 per cent to €31.4 million) and in children’s (up 24.4 per cent to €26.7 million) book sales
- Fiction is up 8.4 per cent with sales of €18.1 million
- The bestseller of the year has been Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (selling 56,300 copies to date).
- The improving economy meant more disposable income and discretionary spending
- The decline in the value of sterling has meant books are also cheaper in Ireland
- The publication of a number of big titles most notably the new Harry Potter book.