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  • Independent Booksellers End Year on High Note

    Independent booksellers overcame an election-year slump in November and the lack of a must-have title to finish the year flat or slightly up.

  • Print Book Sales Rose Again in 2016

    Unit sales of print books rose 3.3% in 2016 over the previous year, making it the third-straight year of print growth.

  • Bookstore News: January 6, 2017

    Amazon ups its sales tax collection to 36 states and the District of Columbia; new owners for store in Rhode Island and Wisconsin; a long-time Maine bookstore to close; and more.

  • Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N

    With store traffic failing to significantly improve after the election, Barnes & Noble's sales did not meet expectations over the holiday period.

  • Amazon Books Opening in Manhattan, Second Store Slated for Boston

    The mega-retailer is picking up the pace of its bookstore openings, with a new store slated for NYC and a second for the Boston area before its first one even opens.

  • Bookstore News: January 4, 2017

    An iconic Tennessee bookstore prepares to close its doors; a New York and an Indiana bookstore mark major milestones; and more.

  • Bookstore News: January 3, 2017

    A new bookstore opens in North Carolina; a Connecticut bookstore adds podcasts; one of the country’s smallest bookstores goes on the market; and more.

  • Deep Vellum Books to Run Pop-up Store at Teachers Summit

    This coming weekend, Deep Vellum Books of Dallas, Tx., will host a pop-up bookshop as part of the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit hosted by the NCAA College Football Playoff Foundation.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending December 25, 2016

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

  • Monthly StatShot, July 2016

    The release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child helped lift sales in the children’s/YA category 31.1% in July over the same month in 2015, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers as part of its StatShot program.

  • What’s Ahead for Bookselling in 2017

    Improving online sales and the in-store experience are among booksellers’ goals for the new year.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 2, 2017

    We look at the books that ruled the last week of the holiday shopping season, including Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, a novel that expands the ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ universe, and a raft of coloring books.

  • Books Get Christmas Week Bounce

    After sales of print books were down almost 6% between Thanksgiving week and the week ended December 18, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, units jumped 21% in the week leading up to Christmas, according to figures from Nielsen BookScan.

  • Bookstore News: December 21, 2016

    A bookstore opens in a country store in Massachusetts; an indie returns to Missouri; new stores prep for opening in New Jersey and Oklahoma early next year; and more.

  • Bookstore News: December 19, 2016

    Houston gets a Latino bookstore; a Canadian bookseller chooses an unlikely spot for expansion; a Brooklyn bookseller gets ready to party at its newly opened second store; and more.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending December 11, 2016

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

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 19, 2016

    Holiday magic makes temporary room for Hollywood magic, as three movie tie-ins hit our lists. Plus we look at some of the week’s other big releases and the latest titles to get a seasonal boost.

  • Bookstore News: December 16, 2016

    A New York bookstore opens its second stationery store; a Connecticut bookstore looks for new members via GoFundMe; B&N closes a Florida store; and more

  • October Bookstore Sales Slipped 1%

    Bookstore sales for October were $774 million, down from $782 million in October 2015.

  • Gramercy Books Opens in Columbus

    Yesterday afternoon marked the soft opening of Gramercy Books, which was founded by writer Linda Kass, author of 'Tasa’s Song' and is co-owned with long-time bookseller John Gaylord, who has opened 24 stores.

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