"Classic: A book which people praise and don't read."
Forbes Magazine reported that print book sales in the U.S. were up 9% in 2021. There's similar growth in the U.K.
U.S. publishers sold 825.7 million books last year although the share of Americans reading remained flat. The typical American adult read five books during 2021, a consistent number since Pew Research began tracking that information in 2011.
Pew found that women read more than men, younger people read more than older people, more educated people read more than less educated people, members of higher-income households read more than members of lower-income households, and urban residents read more than suburban or rural residents.