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929. Books--Average Retail Prices

[In dollars. Covers listings in Bowker's American Book Publishing Record in year shown, plus titles issued in that year which were listed in following 6 months. Comprises new books (published for first time) and new editions (with changes in text or format)]

 
SUBJECT 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
     Hardcover 1 24.64 31.46 42.12 44.17 45.05 34.98 44.65 47.15 50.00 50.22 49.60
Agriculture 27.55 36.77 54.24 57.73 53.76 41.84 58.10 49.00 45.00 47.54 43.60
Art 27.70 35.15 42.18 44.99 44.59 39.99 39.97 41.23 53.40 46.00 43.22
Biography 19.77 22.20 29.58 27.52 30.41 28.37 30.43 30.01 31.67 33.50 33.15
Business 22.45 28.84 45.48 43.38 43.91 37.95 42.72 46.90 52.62 52.89 54.77
Education 17.01 27.28 38.72 41.26 48.77 38.60 47.98 43.00 47.09 45.57 49.49
Fiction 12.46 15.29 19.83 21.30 20.39 19.50 20.95 21.47 22.89 21.41 22.25
General works 29.84 37.91 54.77 51.74 56.29 45.41 60.41 54.11 68.36 59.39 59.65
History 22.78 27.02 36.43 39.87 39.19 40.78 40.20 42.19 45.62 43.51 43.39
Home economics 13.31 17.50 23.80 24.23 24.88 20.55 20.49 22.53 23.39 23.32 24.04
Juvenile 8.16 9.95 13.01 16.64 14.46 13.87 14.59 14.55 15.97 15.64 16.12
Language 22.16 28.68 42.98 51.71 49.68 34.02 52.09 54.89 58.81 57.59 58.52
Law 33.25 41.70 60.78 64.89 76.21 53.94 72.32 73.09 88.51 89.15 79.32
Literature 18.70 24.53 35.80 36.76 39.23 35.30 37.77 38.49 43.28 44.89 45.05
Medicine 34.28 44.36 72.24 71.44 75.22 49.78 76.30 75.80 81.48 85.92 81.77
Music 21.79 28.79 41.86 41.04 47.37 41.44 39.27 43.27 39.21 43.58 47.25
Philosophy, psychology 21.70 28.11 40.58 42.74 46.85 39.44 44.71 45.26 48.40 48.06 50.40
Poetry and drama 17.85 22.14 32.19 33.29 36.76 31.06 31.56 34.96 34.15 36.76 36.02
Religion 17.61 19.13 31.31 32.33 35.31 29.16 30.73 34.27 36.62 40.52 35.08
Science 37.45 51.19 74.39 80.14 81.95 52.71 90.12 93.52 90.63 78.14 72.39
Sociology, economics 31.76 33.33 42.10 48.43 45.53 41.32 50.24 55.51 53.82 55.05 58.36
Sports, recreation 15.92 23.43 30.52 30.68 34.62 32.28 33.39 32.14 34.71 32.35 37.21
Technology 33.64 50.37 76.80 76.40 82.18 56.31 81.03 88.28 91.59 89.96 85.47
Travel 16.80 24.66 30.41 32.43 33.28 26.22 32.13 38.30 33.91 30.58 36.59
 
Paperbacks:
Mass market 2 (NA) 3.63 4.57 5.08 5.22 5.82 5.70 6.53 6.57 9.31 9.31
  Trade 8.60 13.98 17.45 18.40 18.81 20.56 20.56 21.71 21.41 22.67 22.86



NA Not available. 1 Excludes publications of the United States and other governmental units, books sold only by subscription, and dissertations.
2 "Pocket-sized" books sold primarily through magazine and news outlets, supermarkets, variety stores, etc.

Source: R. R. Bowker Co., New Providence, NJ, The Bowker Annual: Library and Book Trade Almanac. (Copyright by R.R. Bowker, A Division of Elsevier, Inc.)

http://www.bowker.com/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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