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  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 18, 2019

    Eight years after ‘The Night Circus,’ Erin Morgenstern returns with ‘The Starless Sea,’ #10 in the country. Plus Neal Shusterman concludes his Arc of a Scythe trilogy with ‘The Toll,’ and ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ retitled ‘The Irishman,’ hits the big and small screens.

  • Print Units Post Solid Sales Gain in Early November

    With both juvenile categories posting double-digit increases and a strong gain in adult nonfiction, unit sales of print books rose 5.9% in the week ended Nov. 9, 2019, over the comparable week in 2018 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • A Soft Third Quarter for Big Publishers

    All four of the large publicly held trade publishers saw sales fall in the period.

  • September Bookstore Sales Fell 2.3%

    With bookstore sales declining 2.3% in September compared to a year ago, sales for the first nine months of 2019 were down 5.6% compared to the same months in 2018.

  • Binc Survey Finds One in Five Booksellers in Need

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation's third industry-wide survey found 22% of respondents had situations in the past two years requiring financial assistance, yet less than half of those in need asked for help.

  • B&N Launches Book of the Year Award

    As one of the first initiatives under the leadership of new CEO James Daunt, Barnes & Noble has announced the shortlist for a new Book of the Year award. The nominees and winner are chosen by B&N booksellers.

  • Amazon Reducing Orders to Publishers

    In order to deal with congestion issues at its warehouses, Amazon has been cutting book orders to publishers over the last several weeks, a move publishers say is on track to damage their holiday sales.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: End of October 2019

    Print units fell 3% at the end of October.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 11, 2019

    Lee Child has the #1 book in the country with ‘Blue Moon.’ The week’s other notable releases include ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ Prince’s posthumously published memoir, and ‘Find Me,’ André Aciman’s sequel to ‘Call Me by Your Name.’

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 4, 2019

    Ree Drummond has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier,’ one of three high-profile cookbook releases. Plus Brent Weeks closes out his epic fantasy series Lightbringer, and Instagram-popular artist Charlie Mackesy publishes his first fable.

  • NCIBA Adds SoCal Booksellers To Board

    The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association voted to add four Southern California bookselling professionals to the organization’s board, the first step in unifying California booksellers as a single organization.

  • California Indie Booksellers Contend with Fires, Power Outages

    Fires at opposite ends of California's coastal region, amplified by power outages, have closed a number of indie bookstores and displaced their employees, especially those in the San Francisco Bay Area and north.

  • Nonfiction Bumps Sales in Mid-October

    In the week ended Oct. 19, 2019, unit sales of print books were up 2% over the similar week last year at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, helped by a trio of new nonfiction titles.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 28, 2019

    Elton John has the #2 book in the country with ‘Me,’ one of a number of celebrity-penned titles debuting on our list. Plus Hoda Kotb’s ‘I Really Needed This Today’ is #3 in the country, and Elizabeth Strout returns to the Pulitzer Prize-winning world of a cantankerous math teacher in ‘Olive, Again.’

  • Can Bookshop Become the Indie Amazon?

    The soon-to-launch platform aims to give booksellers an edge against the e-tail giant.

  • Booksellers Get Down to Business at NAIBA Conference

    The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s fall conference demonstrated a deepening commitment by indie booksellers to professionalizing their trade.

  • Unit Sales Had Small Increase In Mid-October

    With both juvenile categories posting gains, unit sales of print books inched up 0.5% in the week ended Oct. 12, 2019, over the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Two Minnesota Indie Bookstores Partnered Up, and Business Is Booming

    Twin Cities area bookstores Excelsior Bay Books and Valley Bookseller have entered a unique collaborative relationship that is attracting A-list authors to their premises and bumping up both stores’ sales.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 21, 2019

    YA fantasy author Leigh Bardugo hits the charts with her first adult novel, 'Ninth House,' and more in this week's bestsellers.

  • Bookstore Sales Fell 10.3% in August

    Bookstore sales tumbled 10.3% in August compared to August 2018, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The double digit decline suggests that college students are cutting their purchases of print materials in favor of greater use of digital content.

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