The value of book sales in Ireland declined by 17.2 per cent to €14.7 million, according to Nielsen Bookscan figures for the first eight weeks of the year.
The volume of book sales dropped 15.9 per cent to 1.4 million in comparison to the equivalent period of 2011, according to the figures, which were first reported by [Irish Publishing News](http://www.irishpublishingnews.com/2012/03/08/irish-consumer-market-continues-to-crash/).
Non-fiction books fell furthest with a reported decline of 18.4 per cent to €7.8...
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