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  • Indiana's Viewpoint Books Is For Sale

    Viewpoint Books in Columbus, Ind., which was founded in 1973, has been placed on the market by its current owners, Terry and Susan Whittaker. The Whittakers have owned the store since 1979 and want to retire.

  • Can the Indies Make 'California'?

    With help from Stephen Colbert, this debut novel has become one of Little, Brown's most pre-ordered debuts ever. The title is now benefiting from a scramble by a rash of booksellers, big and small, looking to turn it into a bestseller.

  • Schuler Books Acquires Nicola's Books

    Schuler Books, a group of three bookstores in Michigan, is acquiring Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor. The sale will be finalized in mid-August.

  • San Francisco's Bibliohead Bookstore Facing Rent Woes

    Although San Francisco, Calif.-based Bibliohead Bookstore is only 700 sq. ft., it is confronting a problem that many of its larger brethren are also coping with: rising rent.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending June 22, 2014

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

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 30, 2014

    Commentary and analysis on this week's PW Bestseller Lists.

  • Barnes & Noble Tries Again

    Investors, as well as members of the book publishing industry who see the survival of Barnes & Noble as crucial to maintaining a healthy bookselling environment, were cheered last week when the retailer received board approval for separating its Retail and Nook Media businesses.

  • Oak Park's Magic Tree Bookstore for Sale

    The Magic Tree in Oak Park, Ill. is for sale. The two owners are looking for "a booklover who has energy and innovative ideas” to buy the 30-year-old children's bookstore.

  • Binc Launches Matching Funds Pilot Program

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is launching a matching grant pilot program that will add to the Foundation’s existing financial assistance programs.

  • B&N to Separate Retail, Nook Media

    The Barnes & Noble board of directors has given its approval to separate the entity into two public companies with one holding the retail trade stores and the other holding its Nook operations plus the college bookstores.

  • Book World To Close Two Wisconsin Stores

    Book World, a regional chain of 48 bookstores located in small towns and cities in five Midwestern states, is closing two Wisconsin outlets this summer.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 23, 2014

    Commentary and analysis on this week's PW Bestseller Lists.

  • On the Road with Book Trucks

    First there were food trucks. Now literacy advocates are filling buses and trucks with a different kind of nourishment—books.

  • Midwest Bookstores in Transition

    As the longtime owners of Women & Children First in Chicago and Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor seek to turn their stores over to new owners, several small Midwest bookstores are also undergoing transition.

  • Sedaris Tour Takes on New Significance In Shadow of Amazon/Hachette Dispute

    As negotiations wend on between Hachette and Amazon, David Sedaris’s month-long U.S. tour for the paperback of "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls" (Back Bay) might be seen as a comment on the value of bricks-and-mortar retail.

  • 'Silkworm' In Stock at Amazon, Climbs Charts

    On June 19, the book was expected to ship in one to two months. A day later, it is in stock, with one to two days processing.

  • Booksellers Try To Stake Their Claim on 'The Silkworm'

    Now that pub date is here, indies have a chance to show that they can compete with Amazon.

  • Pages on Livernois to Open in Detroit This Fall

    Pages on Livernois will open in Detroit this fall, thus doubling the number of general independent bookstores in the Motor City selling new books.

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