A list of the best Georgia bookstores is in the works and it’s time for Georgia’s top 5 bookstores, according to a survey of the top 100 online retailers in Georgia.
“There are a lot of choices out there.
So we wanted to try and look at the best places to find things,” said John Baskins, vice president of the Georgia Association of Booksellers.
The survey found the best-performing Georgia booksellers across the board, with some surprises.
The state’s bookstores have more than doubled in number since last year.
The largest increase was in the metro Atlanta area, with 5,813 new bookstores opening in 2017, while in Gwinnett, which has been a bookshop stronghold for decades, the number rose from 7,936 to 10,664.
The region also saw a 10 percent increase in the number of stores with online sales.
Georgia’s largest city, Atlanta, also saw an increase in its bookstores.
Its average number of new book stores has more than tripled since 2016, while its average number with online book sales increased by about 11 percent.
The Georgia Association for Booksellings is partnering with the company Nook to compile a list of Georgia’s best bookstores online.
The online rankings will be released on Feb. 13, and Baskens said it will also include an overall ranking of Georgia book sales, a tally of the number and percentage of new online bookstores in each state and the total number of online booksells in the U.S.
Baskins said the top 5 are Georgia’s booksellies that have been around for years.
“You don’t want to get too excited about it, but they have done a great job over the last few years,” Baskons said.
Buckley’s is the state’s top bookstore, followed by L’Aquila and West Coast Booksell, both of which opened in the Atlanta area.
The only bookshop in the Top 5 that didn’t make the list is St. George’s Bookshop, which closed last year after a 40-year run in the city of Atlanta.
The biggest changes in the list include a decrease in the amount of books that are available for sale.
There are now just five books in the top 50 online bookshop list, down from seven in 2016.
Banks are now more common in Georgia bookshops than they are in any other state, with 21 percent of bookstores with online business in Georgia reporting online sales, according the survey.
In fact, the average number for online bookselling in Georgia is about four times higher than the national average.
That’s also the case for Georgia.
Georgia ranks No. 4 in the nation in the percentage of books available online for sale, which is up from the national median of about 2.7 percent, according Nook.
In Georgia, there are about 40 bookstores that sell books in a digital format, compared to 17 in the United States.
The percentage of online retailers with a physical bookstore in Georgia has decreased from 18.6 percent to 11.2 percent.
“We think the digital landscape is changing a lot.
You can now access books at any time,” Bins said.”
In some ways, it’s going to be harder for a traditional bookstore to survive, but we’re seeing that the number one thing that’s happening is the popularity of online.
It’s going from being a niche thing, to being a viable option.”