The poor August gross sales efficiency was doubtless as a consequence of weak spot in gross sales at school shops in addition to continued softness at commerce shops. With most faculties holding hybrid instruction and relying extra on digital educational supplies, gross sales by way of bodily shops have suffered. Barnes & Noble Schooling, for instance, reported that gross sales in its retail phase in its second quarter have been down 42% … Bookstore gross sales by way of the primary eight months of 2020 have been down 31.4% from the comparable interval in 2019. Gross sales have been slightly below $Four billion in the latest interval, down from $5.72 billion within the January-August interval in 2019. Gross sales for all of retail fell 1.7%.