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  • Bookstore News: October 24, 2016

    Amazon gets booked in Portland; a Bay Area bookstore adds a second location; new stores prep in Florida and Indiana; and more.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending October 16, 2016

    PW's weekly look at print book sales powered by Nielsen Bookscan.

  • Beginnings: A Restaurant with A Literary Bent

    A new restaurant on Long Island features a host of literary flourishes, right down to its cocktail menu. Thirsty for A Passage to India, anyone?

  • Book Sales' Shapiro Retires After 52 Years

    Shapiro, hailed as the sage of the bargain-book business, calls it a day after more than half a century in the business.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 24, 2016

    Two new cookbooks from big healthy-eating brands—Skinnytaste and Thug Kitchen—debut strong in Hardcover Nonfiction. Plus Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen caps off his “hat” trilogy, the newest celebrity bios grab the spotlight, and much more.

  • West Marin's Point Reyes Books Changes Hands

    Out of 27 serious letters of interest, Carol Levinson and Steve Costa chose Stephen Sparks and Molly Parent as new owners. The pair will begin running the store in January 2017.

  • Bookstore News: October 21, 2016

    A new store opens in Ottawa; a New Mexico store experiments with a local press; a Pennsylvania store becomes one of the black-owned bookstores coming back; and more.

  • Bookstore News: October 19, 2016

    New York City loses another Barnes & Noble; Maine gains a bookstore; determined Oregon store stays open despite flooding; and more.

  • Twin Cities, Already Rich in Children's Bookstores, to Add Another

    The Twin Cities is gaining another indie children's bookstore this spring with the opening of Babycake's Book Stack.

  • NAIBA 2016: Younger Booksellers Bring Invigorating Presence

    Attendance was up at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association fall conference, held from October 15-17 in Baltimore, Md. The show, which grew by 40 booksellers and 20 exhibit tables, also saw an increased presence from younger booksellers.

  • August Bookstore Sales Rose 2.0%

    Sales in August, one the biggest sales months of the year because of students returning to college, rose to $1.66 billion from $1.63 billion a year ago.

  • Bookstore News: October 17, 2016

    New bookstores prep for opening in Florida and Indiana; a Massachusetts store moves to new digs; a children’s bookstore changes hands in Indiana; and more.

  • Sales of Print Books Slowed in Third Quarter

    Though sales continue to be up over last year, the rate of growth is down from 6% for the first half of the year, to 3% in the third quarter.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 17, 2016

    Two giants of children’s publishing battle it out for top honors on our bestseller list. Plus Maria Semple follows up 2012’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ with ‘Today Will Be Different,’ and much more.

  • Bookstore News: October 12, 2016

    Two California friends look to mix tea and books; an Arizona sporting goods store makes a literary pivot; three iconic Bay Area-bookstores land legacy status; and more.

  • SIBA Regroups Following GABBS Show Cancellation

    The 22-year-old Great American Bargain Book Show has canceled its upcoming spring 2017 show and will close. SIBA, which was planning to merge its fall trade show with GABBS, will be moving ahead with its 2017 event, set for Atlanta on March 7.

  • MPIBA 2016: A Collegial Gathering of Distant Relations

    Booksellers at this year's Mountains and Plains Independent Bookstore Alliance Fall Discovery Show were in a buoyant mood, with 15 new member stores and 221 booksellers in attendance.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending October 2, 2016

    PW's weekly look at print book sales powered by Nielsen Bookscan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 10, 2016

    Bruce Springsteen has the #1 book in the country with his memoir, ‘Born to Run.' Plus Gabrielle Bernstein helps herself to the #4 spot in Hardcover Nonfiction with ‘The Universe Has Your Back,’ authors take sides in the great pasta debate, and much more.

  • After Ferrante Controversy, Her Publisher Focuses on New Titles

    With the recent outing of Elena Ferrante's identity grabbing headlines, her American publisher, Europa Editions, is mounting a timely celebration to push two new books by the bestselling Italian author.

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