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  • Soft Fiction Sales Result in Dip in Mid-May Unit Sales

    Unit sales of print books fell by less than 1% in the week ended May 13, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 21, 2018

    Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston has the #7 book in the country with the previously unpublished ‘Barracoon.’ Plus Mary Kay Andrews’s latest beach read flies high, and a pair of new books offer different takes on entrepreneurship.

  • Patterson Earmarks $250K for Holiday Bonuses for Booksellers

    Bestselling author James Patterson is re-upping his commitment to indie booksellers, pledging a significant personal contribution so that individual booksellers can enjoy holiday bonuses.

  • March Bookstore Sales Increased 3.5%

    Bookstore sales rose 3.5% in March over March 2017. Despite the March gain, bookstore sales were still down 2.8% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first period of 2017.

  • Indie Bookstores Find New Love for Romance Books

    Politics and Prose and Harvard Book Store both have newly minted sections for romance books, signs of growing interest in a genre that indie booksellers have traditionally paid little attention to.

  • Print Units Fell 3% in the First Week of May

    Unit sales of print books fell 3% in the week ended May 6, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 14, 2018

    The #1 book in the country is 'A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,' Rick Riordan’s 'The Burning Maze' tops our children's list, Andrew Sean Greer’s Pulitzer-winning 'Less' appears on our Hardcover Fiction list for the first time, and more.

  • Most Booksellers Opt to Still Sell Díaz

    Despite the allegations of harassment against Junot Díaz, most booksellers have opted to continue selling his books, while acknowledging they are troubled by the growing number of authors who have been accused of sexual misconduct.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 7, 2018

    Michelle McNamara’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ has a surge in sales after an arrest in the Golden State Killer cold case. Plus ‘Magnolia Table’ by Joanna Gaines sets a place at the top of the list, and CNN’s Jake Tapper publishes a novel about the McCarthy era.

  • In the Book Market, Politics Come to the Fore

    Two political books have been big winners this year thanks to a certain someone in the White House.

  • April Ends with a Small Unit Sales Gain

    Unit sales of print books rose 1% in the week ended Apr. 29, 2018 over the comparable week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • A Spanish Writer, a Canadian Publisher, and a Chapbook Hit

    A slim, hand-stitched chapbook called 'Against Amazon' has slowly but surely began circulating among independent booksellers. They have Biblioasis, a publisher based in Windsor, Ontario, to thank for that.

  • Amazon Launches Kids' Subscription Service

    Amazon has introduced Prime Book Box, a subscription service that will deliver children’s books every one, two, or three months to customers.

  • Brookline Booksmith's Dana Brigham to Retire

    Dana Brigham, the longtime general manager and co-owner of the Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Mass., will retire at the end of May after 37 years with the bookstore.

  • Independent Bookstore Day 2018: Animals and Authors Inspire Sales

    More than 500 bookstores participated in this year's Independent Bookstore Day, which took place across the U.S. this past Saturday, April 28.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 30, 2018

    With 357K print copies sold in a single week, 'A Higher Loyalty' by James Comey is #1 in the country. Meanwhile, 'New Yorker' staff writer and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Lawrence Wright debuts at #19 with 'God Save Texas,' and more in this week's bestseller news.

  • Comey's 'A Higher Loyalty' Lifts Unit Sales in Mid-April

    Boosted by sales of more than 358,000 copies of 'A Higher Loyalty' by James Comey, print unit sales rose 7% in the week ended Apr. 22, 2018 over the comparable week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Waterstones Sold, Daunt to Stay CEO

    Elliott Advisors, a U.S. investment firm, has agreed to buy U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones for an undisclosed sum. James Daunt will remain CEO.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 23, 2018

    Madeleine Albright has the #1 book in the country with ‘Fascism.’ Plus Junot Díaz writes his first picture book, and Madeline Miller shines a spotlight on the sorceress ‘Circe.’

  • Unit Sales for 2018 to Date Are Up 3% from 2017

    Unit sales of print books in the week ended April 15, 2018, tumbled 15% compared to the similar week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

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