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  • SIBA 2019: Spartanburg Hosts High Energy Show

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show in Spartanburg, S.C. this past weekend was one of the best attended in years and offered an enthusiastic kick-off to the fall regional season, and a rousing send-off for outgoing executive director Wanda Jewell.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 16, 2019

    ‘Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum’ is the #9 book in the country, and one of three new titles at the top of our picture book list. Plus ‘This Tender Land’ sells well in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, and debut novel ‘The Secrets We Kept’ gets the nod from Reese’s Book Club.

  • Unit Sales Up at the Beginning of September

    Unit sales of print books in the week ended Sept. 7, 2019, rose 0.9% over the comparable week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • ReaderLink Revenue Hits $1.2 Billion

    The distributor has had growth of 58% over the past three years, due in part to its ability to regain shelf space at major chains that had cut back on their book sections.

  • ''Testaments' Off to Recordbreaking Start

    The most anticipated book of the fall season is shaping up to deliver for its publisher, Penguin Random House, if not for many independent booksellers, who were hoping the title would smash sales records of their own.

  • July Bookstore Sales Drop 5%

    Bookstore sales in July were $646 million, down from $680 million in 2019, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • AALBC Cuts Buy Links to Amazon

    After years as an Amazon affiliate, the African American Literature Book Club, an online portal dedicated to black books, literacy and a wide variety of book-related services, is severing most of its commercial ties to the online retailer.

  • Canada's Indie Booksellers Are Optimistic

    A survey of Canadian independent booksellers by BookNet Canada found nearly three quarters felt the bookselling industry was "healthy" and 68% saw an increase in revenue from book sales in the previous year.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 9, 2019

    Louise Penny has the #2 book in the country with ‘A Better Man,’ book 15 in her Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries. Plus ‘Eleanor & Park’ author Rainbow Rowell and cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks collaborate on the graphic novel ‘Pumpkinheads,’ and ob/gyn and NYT columnist Jen Gunter debuts with ‘The Vagina Bible.’

  • Print Units Dipped 0.8% at The End of August

    Some softness in adult nonfiction was enough to drive down sales of print units 0.8% for the week ended Aug. 31, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • ABA Condemns Amazon for Breaking 'Testaments' Embargo

    The American Booksellers Association responded to Amazon's violation of 'The Testaments' embargo by promising to step up their efforts to persuade the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon's business practices.

  • Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks 'Testaments' Embargo

    A highly anticipated new book. A broken embargo. A cluster of angry booksellers. Penguin Random House has reacted to the fact that Amazon seems to have shipped copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' in spite of the fact that it's on-sale-date is nearly a week away.

  • Jewell to Retire as Head of SIBA

    Wanda Jewell will retire as the executive director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance next June. A search for a successor will begin later this month.

  • Print Unit Sales Rose 1.2% In Late August

    Unit sales of print books rose 1.2% in the week ended Aug. 24, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 2, 2019

    The #3 book in the country is ‘Thank You for My Service’ by YouTuber and five-tour Army Ranger Mat Best. Plus Donna Tartt’s ‘The Goldfinch’ flies to the #7 spot in the country ahead of the movie adaptation’s release, and the new novel in Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series, ‘The Last Widow,’ kills it on our hardcover fiction list.

  • Diesel, A Bookstore to Add San Diego Branch

    Just in time for its 30th anniversary, Diesel, A Bookstore will open a 2,200-sq.-ft. location in San Diego this November.

  • New Owners Set for Writers' Workshoppe & Imprint Books

    Samantha Ladwig and her partner Thom Nienow are in the process of buying the Writers' Workshoppe & Imprint Books in Port Townsend, Wash., which is currently owned by author Anna Quinn and her husband Peter Quinn.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 26, 2019

    Dav Pilkey has the #1 book in the country with ‘For Whom the Ball Rolls,’ the latest entry in his Dog Man series. Plus National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ is #9 in the country, and Orange Prize winner Téa Obreht’s sophomore effort, ‘Inland,’ debuts in hardcover fiction at #12.

  • Print Units Have Another Down Week in August

    A big gain in the juvenile fiction category couldn’t stem the slide of weekly declines of print unit sales in August compared to last year.

  • Three Bookstores Battle Local Government

    In the last six months, three independent bookstores have received particularly large outpourings of support from their customers—yet all three say they were pushed to ask for help after becoming victims of state and local policies that put their businesses at risk.

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