Will we succeed in stopping the decline of small bookstores by limiting the discounts offered to Quebec readers by big stores? What consequences would such a policy entail? We can glean some answers to these questions from both the history of the book and the economic literature. Examples of fixed book price laws elsewhere in the world also allow us to draw precious lessons in order to avoid repeating the errors of the past.
Media release :: A fixed book price would reduce sales of Quebec titles by 17%
Technical annex to the Economic Note :: The Impact of a Fixed Book Price on Book Sales in Quebec
Survey on the Regulation of Book Prices (April 3, 2013)
|Le cartel des libraires (Huffington Post Québec, February 22, 2013)
Instaurer un prix unique pour les livres? (Métro, February 7, 2013)
|Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, economist at the MEI (TVA, February 8, 2013)
Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, economist at the MEI (TVA, April 5, 2013)