Video Duration 02 minutes 32 seconds

E-book sales decline in US as trade for print picks up

Since 2015, US readers have chosen old-fashioned print books over their digital versions, and independent bookstores are flourishing.

Despite predictions about the death of books in print, sales of electronic books are actually down in the United States.

That is lead to a mushrooming of independent bookstores as readers renew their love affair with the printed word.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro finds out why.