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  • Print Unit Sales Dipped in Early September

    Strong sales of adult fiction were not enough to prevent unit sales of print books from falling 1.2% in the week ended Sept. 11, 2021, compared to the similar week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 20, 2021

    Sally Rooney's 'Beautiful World, Where Are You' is the #1 book in the country. Plus 'The Hawthorne Legacy' by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the week's seventh bestselling title, and the September book club picks are out and on our lists.

  • Bookstore Sales Soar Again in July

    Bookstore sales jumped 63.8% in July over a year ago. Sales were $716 million, making this the highest July total since 2012.

  • Unit Sales Slipped 1.2% Last Week

    Another strong performance by adult fiction was not enough to prevent unit sales of print books from falling 1.2% last week compared to the week ended September 12, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Bookselling Profile: Children’s Book Cellar

    When Ellen Richmond looks out the front window of the Children’s Book Cellar in Waterville, Maine, she sees a main street torn up by equipment but she also sees what it will be like when the work is finished.

  • Print Sales Dip in Early September

    Unit sales of print books fell 5.2% in the week ended Sept. 4, 2021, from the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 13, 2021

    'Washington Post' investigative reporter Craig Whitlock has the #6 book in the country with 'The Afghanistan Papers.' Plus a cookbook and party guide inspired by 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' also lands in our top 10, and contemporary romance author Helen Hoang makes her first appearance on our lists.

  • Adult Fiction Couldn't Save Last Week's Print Book Sales

    With all categories except adult fiction having declines, unit sales of print books fell 5.2% in the week ended September 4, 2021 from the comparable week in 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • BIPOC Bookstores Form Community

    The Mosaic Community was born in California and is recruiting members nationwide.

  • Sales Surge at Tourist Town Indie Bookstores

    Covid-19 and heat waves are drawing crowds of readers to bookstores in tourist towns near the Great Lakes and in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Booksellers Hit the Books

    A newly launched professional bookseller certification program aims to boost indie bookselling skills.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 6, 2021

    History podcaster Mike Duncan has the #8 book in the country with his Marquis de Lafayette bio, 'Hero of Two Worlds.' Plus a pair of tennis books score in time for the U.S. Open, and Oprah makes her latest book club pick.

  • Print Unit Sales Fell 2.3% at End of August

    Increases in fiction sales were not enough to offset another round of declines in nonfiction, leading to a 2.3% drop in unit sales of print books in the week ended Aug. 28, 2021,

  • How TikTok Makes Backlist Books into Bestsellers

    Books like Colleen Hoover's 2016 novel 'It Ends with Us' are blowing up with BookTok influencers—and seeing huge sales spikes that often send titles to the top of the bestseller lists.

  • Children's Institute 9: Indie Bookselling in a Post-Pandemic World

    Booksellers focused on the nuts-and-bolts of indie bookselling in a post-pandemic world, with Wednesday roundtables on gift bundles and boxes and hosting virtual events especially well attended by Ci9 booksellers.

  • Children's Institute 9: Sales and Moods Up as Conference Draws to a Close

    The ninth annual American Booksellers Association Children’s Institute came to a close on September 1, marking the second year that the indie bookseller gathering was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Nonfiction Declines Led to 2.3% Drop in Print Book Sales Last Week

    Unit sales of adult fiction print titles rose 18.7% last week, but that wasn't enough to offset more declines in nonfiction.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 30, 2021

    Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have the #2 book in the country with 'Bloodless.' Plus Christian Robinson's Target collaboration drops, sending sales of 'You Matter' soaring, and 'Sensor' shows why Junji Ito is the manga king of body horror.

  • Print Unit Sales Rose 1.6% in Mid-August

    Unit sales of print books rose 1.6% in the week ended Aug. 21, 2021, over the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Gorman Book's Price Hike Startles Booksellers

    Penguin Random House surprised booksellers with the announcement that Amanda Gorman's forthcoming volume 'Call Us What We Carry' would be double the anticipated length, and that the price will be raised by $5.

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