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  • Sales at Mass Merchandisers Continue to Bounce Back

    The mass merchandiser channel, which had struggled before the runup to Easter, continued its rebound in late April.

  • B&N's New CEO Must Step Up Its Sales

    As the new head of Barnes & Noble, Demos Parneros knows his top priority is to stop the sales slide that has plagued the company’s retail stores.

  • Monthly StatShot, November 2016

    Adult trade sales rose 6.8% in November 2016, while sales in the children’s/young adult segment jumped 16.2%, according to figures released by the AAP as part of its StatShot program.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 1, 2017

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest debuts at #5 in the country overall, her best first-week showing to date. Plus retired Navy admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech is the #3 book in the country, and YouTuber Connor Franta returns to our lists with the #10 book in the U.S.

  • Canada's Authors for Indies Day Fights On

    Despite shrinking participation from bookstores, Canada's Authors for Indies Day, which puts authors to work at independent bookstores, is moving ahead. The event, founded in 2015, will take place on Saturday, with 87 stores participating.

  • Bookstore News: April 26, 2017

    NYU Bookstore changing management; Follett sued for unpaid overtime; How to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day around the country; plans for Authors for Indies Day in Canada; and more.

  • Bookstore News: April 24, 2017

    Toronto gets a new indie; funding campaign launches for new Bay Area bookstore; Books & Brews opens fourth outlet in Indiana; R.J. Julia's hiring criticized; and more.

  • Board Books Keep Soaring After Easter Bump: The Weekly Scorecard

    Board books and mass merchandisers were the big winners in the final week before Easter. Unit sales of board books were 148% higher in the week ended Apr. 16, 2017, than in the comparable week in 2016.

  • For Bookstores, A Perfect Storm for Sales

    As Independent Bookstore Day turns three, booksellers in 48 states see an opportunity to make strong Saturday sales even stronger.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 24, 2017

    Easter and Passover 2017 coincided with each other, and with related new releases, including ‘The True Jesus,’ #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction. Plus the Pulitzer announcements drive sales of ‘The Underground Railroad’ and other winners, and a favorite Star Wars villain returns.

  • Pearson Strikes Textbook Rental Deal with NACS

    Pearson will make 50 textbooks available for rent this fall in a deal signed with the National Association of College Stores subsidiary, indiCo.

  • Amazon Opens Second Bookstore In Massachusetts

    Amazon's second Massachusetts bricks and mortar opened yesterday, becoming the e-commerce giant's sixth physical bookstore in the U.S.

  • Two Minnesota Bookstores Announce Expansion Plans

    Moon Palace in Minneapolis and Content Books in Northfield are moving into larger spaces to accommodate customer demand. The stores have both been in business less than five years.

  • Two Booksellers Set Date for Inaugural Texas Bookstore Day

    Managers at Austin's BookPeople bookstore and Brazos Bookstore in Houston are launching Texas Independent Bookstore Day. Slated for August 5, the event will highlight the role of independent bookstores in communities across the state.

  • Bookstore News: April 18, 2017

    Palabras Bookstore moves and rebrands; Charleston's indie gets some press love; China gets a new crowdfunded bookstore; and more.

  • Bookstore Sales Fell Again in February

    After declining 3.7% in January 2017 compared to January 2016, bookstore sales dropped 3.0% in February, resulting in a 3.6% decline in sales in the first two months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

  • An Easter Sales Bounce for Board Books: The Weekly Scorecard

    It looks like board books will be popular gifts for Easter this year. Unit sales of the format soared 83% in the week ended Apr. 9, 2017 over the comparable week in 2016.

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Expands Its Cookbook and Lifestyle Programs

    With the culinary and lifestyle categories booming, HMH has created a new position to oversee an expansion of its publishing program in those areas.

  • On the Tyranny of Keywords

    Keywords are unruly, unpredictable, and—for now—necessary.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 17, 2017

    Five celeb bios and memoirs debut in Hardcover Nonfiction this week, among them ‘The Most Beautiful,’ Mayte Garcia’s account of life with Prince; ‘Nevertheless,’ Alec Baldwin’s memoir; and ‘Crazy Is My Superpower,’ by recently retired WWE champ A.J. Mendez Brooks.

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