> News > Business — Used-book bonanza:

“Sales of used books jumped by 10 percent last year from 2003, to $2.2 billion, with 111 million pre-read volumes snapped up by customers, according to a recent report by the Book Industry Study Group.

The biggest gain was tallied by online dealers, who saw their sales soar to $609 million, up 33 percent, as dealers ranging from to small, home-based book businesses opened up their shelves even wider to the Web, the report noted.”