Posted on 11/06/2018 at 08:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We won’t be prognosticating or stumping here, but in honor of Election Day, we do have a few voting-themed posts in the pipeline.

First up is one we can file under “no duh”: Barnes & Noble analyzed book sales last month to discover that the U.S. is pretty polarized right now.

The chain reported a 57 percent increase in political book sales compared to 2017 and shared a map indicating which way each state’s literary tastes leaned.

But an interesting footnote on the map is the handful of states whose book-sale politics are opposite of how they voted in the 2016 presidential election.

Check it out, along with (unsurprising) info on which books were the hottest sellers, here.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Politics

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