Exercise books are getting a new lease on life this season.
For the second consecutive year, book openings will be the most popular format for book openings at bookstores and online, according to bookstores that cater to exercise book sales.
“We are seeing the books are actually more popular than ever before,” said Kristin L. Jones, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“It’s not just because bookstores are seeing that the demand is increasing, but also because of the fact that people are now looking for books they want to read, and this is the perfect time for a book.”
Jones, who has studied the book openings phenomenon, said she has seen book openings increase significantly since 2008.
In 2014, the number of book openings increased by 9 percent.
The number increased by 5 percent last year, according the National Booksellers Association.
Book openings at Amazon.com also increased last year by 7 percent.
“There’s a lot of people who are not used to buying books.
They don’t know what they’re looking for, so it’s kind of a new experience,” said Jones.
“So when people are looking for something new, it’s like the beginning of a journey.
It’s really a new feeling.”
Jones said book openings are usually the most exciting moment for booksellers.
“When the book is opening up, you’re excited, you know the book has the right tone, and you’re not just reading a book.
You’re talking to someone and you see how they’re doing,” Jones said.
“When they’re reading, it feels like a book and you feel like you’re really there with them.”
Jones and her co-authors studied book openings in 2016 and 2017, finding that book openings were increasing and book sales at bookshops were increasing in tandem.
Jones believes book openings, which are also called book sales, are one of the most valuable aspects of book sales because book sales can boost the economy.
“The book is the one part of the experience that people really want,” she said.
“A lot of the bookstores aren’t really offering the same things as they used to, and they’re trying to compete with each other,” Jones continued.
“They’re not doing enough to keep people coming in and out of bookstores, and that’s what book sales are really about.
They’re bringing people in.”
Jones is hoping book sales will continue to increase for a long time.
“If you look at book sales in the United States, they’re at a record level,” she explained.
“We have a lot more books coming out.
We’re getting more and more books into our hands.””
The reason that book sales have been such a good thing is because of books like The Book of Life,” Jones added.
“That’s a great book, and people love reading about it.
They want to have a look at it, and it’s really hard to find a book that’s not really a good read.
And if we can do that in a book, it will really boost the industry.”
Jones’ research shows that bookshopping is one of a few ways that bookstores can attract customers, including a lack of books in the bookshoppes, a lack, or a lack-luster selection of books.
“It’s a combination of a lot [of] factors,” Jones explained.
Jones also said the increasing popularity of book opening events can be attributed to increased awareness of the importance of books and to bookseller partnerships.
“These events really help with building a sense of belonging and connecting to people, which is really important to books,” Jones noted.
Jones and other researchers believe book sales and bookshoppers will continue growing as bookstores continue to add to their offerings.