Book trade in Portugal: State of the art in the second decade of the 21st century
Given the limitations and the rapid outdatedness of the information available in Portugal on the book sector for appropriate decision-making, both by APEL members and by book professionals and institutions related to the book trade, the objectives of this study are twofold: to carry out a diagnosis of book trade at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century and to identify the trends in its evolution over a period that coincides with the turn of the century. The study was conducted between February and June 2014. The methodological strategy used is based on documentary research, construction and systematization of statistical indicators and interviews with independent booksellers.
APEL - Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology