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  • Amazon Opening a Physical Bookstore in Chicago

    The mega-retailer is moving forward with bricks-and-mortar stores and is planning to open a 7,200 sq. ft. store in the Windy City's Southport Corridor.

  • Bookstore News: August 25, 2016

    A bookstore pops up in Arkansas; new stores prep top open in Pennsylvania and Minnesota; a B&N on Long Island could get a reprieve; and more.

  • Bookstore News: August 23, 2016

    A Georgia bookstore preps for its grand opening; a Cleveland bookstore launches a magazine and adds record shop; a South Carolina bookseller celebrates his 50th year on the job; and more.

  • Bookstore News: August 22, 2016

    Amazon moves into Madison, Wis.; a Vermont bookshop expands; stores in Massachusetts and Minnesota prep to open; and more.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 22, 2016

    Three books debut among the country’s 10 top sellers: new titles from faith-based writers Lysa TerKeurst and Shauna Niequist, and the latest adult coloring book from trendsetter Johanna Basford.

  • What’s Next for Barnes & Noble?

    Publishers react to the dismissal of CEO Ron Boire.

  • Amazon's Launching Pickup Locations, but Where Are Its Consumer Bookstores?

    The mega-retailer has opened a dozen pickup locations to date, but it has yet to open its second Amazon Books, which was slated to be ready this summer.

  • Bookstore News: August 18, 2016

    An iconic gay bookstore in Canada changes hands; a North Carolina store readies a new toddler section; a Vermont store is feted for its support of reading; and more.

  • Barnes & Noble Ousts CEO, Ron Boire

    Amid struggles to find profitability, Barnes & Noble, the country's largest physical book retailer, has fired its CEO, Ron Boire. The former head of Sears Canada was brought on by B&N in July 2015.

  • Bookstore News: August 16, 2016

    Indies land in Ohio and North Carolina; Amazon unveils new pickup location in the Windy City; and more.

  • Bookstore News: August 15, 2016

    Amazon adds sales tax in one more state; used book sales rebound in one city; Texas bookstore offers dedicated shopping day for vets; and more.

  • Bookstore Sales Up 6.1% In First Half of 2016

    A 5.0% rise in June bookstore sales over June 2015 ended a solid first half of 2016, in which bookstore sales increased 6.1% over the first half of 2015.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending August 7, 2016

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

  • Why Book Clubs Matter in the Age of Tablets

    The importance of book clubs to the bottom line has rebounded alongside print books.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 15, 2016

    In its debut week, print units sales for the #1 book in the country, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2,’ are more than double those for the next 99 books combined. Plus Colson Whitehead’s ’The Underground Railroad' gets the Oprah nod and the #3 slot in Hardcover Fiction, the newest spate of election-year books hit our list, and much more.

  • Mass Merchants Feel the Love from 'Cursed Child'

    Mass merchandisers accounted for 33% of the first week sales of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2,' according to Nielsen BookScan. The uptick was a much needed boost for the embattled retail channel.

  • Bookstore News: August 11, 2016

    A bookstore/mini-mall preps to open in Illinois; an indie chain ups its electronic game; B&N adds to its campus portfolio; and more.

  • Marcus Books Returns to San Francisco

    The country’s oldest African-American bookstore, 56-year-old Marcus Books, will have a location in San Francisco once more. The bookstore was evicted from its historic landmark building on Fillmore Street two years ago.

  • Bookstore News: August 8, 2016

    Stores in Pennsylvania and Washington experience growth spurts; new owners prep for the reopening of a long-time Canadian bookstore; and more.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending July 31, 2016

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

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