Barnes and Noble are having a manga sale for print and digital. If you buy one manga, you can get the second one for 50% off, which is excellent. You can buy them online from the Barnes and Noble website or visit one of their 600 bookstores. This is one of B&N’s most significant strengths for savings since you don’t have to buy it online exclusively, but the retail stores are a tangible way to browse the manga in person and find out what resonates with you.
The 50% off manga deal runs from March 13th to March 28th, so you have some time to capitalize. According to the sale’s terms and conditions, this deal does apply to pre-order items, but there are exclusions. Sadly, manga and anime box sets are primarily off-limits. However, single issues and graphic novels are good to go. B&N also has anime Blu-rays and DVDs as part of the sale.
Print sales of manga and digital grew by 9% in 2022, primarily due to customers shopping in bookstores. This is substantial growth but pales compared to the 134% manga growth rate in 2021 and the 30% growth rate in 2020.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.