06/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Book Sales In UK First Quarter Lowest Since 2006

Book sales have improved since the dire first two months of the year, but are still well down on 2009, according to analysis of Nielsen BookScan's first quarter data. The figures show that book spend in the first quarter was at its lowest ebb since 2006, with the year-on-year decline of 5.9% the highest since records began in 2001.