NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Book sellers may have faced challenges in recent years, but it was a very merry Christmas at one venerable New York City bookshop.
The Strand’s vice president, Eddie Sutton, said Thursday the Manhattan shop had the best sales day in its 86-year history on Saturday, and then again on Monday.
He says Saturday’s gross sales beat the previous record, set last year, by 12 percent. Monday’s were a hair more. And Tuesday’s sales were 25 percent bigger than the best previous Christmas Eve.