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  • Australia to Tax Online Book Orders Shipped from Abroad

    In July 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered from within Australia online and shipped from abroad.

  • Sales Recover from Potter Curse, Hold Even in the Week

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 0.1% higher in the week ended Aug. 13, 2017, than in the similar week in 2016.

  • Bookstores Are Booming. Bookselling As a Second Career Is Too.

    A number of the nation's newest bookmongers have either transitioned out of highly lucrative careers or intend to do so. These are their stories.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 21, 2017

    Jen Hatmaker has the #6 book in the country with ‘Of Mess and Moxie.’ Plus Robert Wright explains ‘Why Buddhism Is True,’ and Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor offers his NSFW take on current politics.

  • Bookstore News: August 18, 2017

    Plans solidify around new Queens, N.Y. bookstore; Maine gets a new bookstore; Pennsylvania indie to open a second location; Toronto is home to a Harry Potter-themed store; and more.

  • Bookstore News: August 16, 2017

    San Antonio's new bookstore; Wisconsin used bookstore is for sale; an Indian mobile store seeks support; and more.

  • Despite Turmoil, Charlottesville Indie Vows to Serve Community

    Charlottesville's New Dominion Books is determined to continue to serve its community after a weekend of political protests, counter-protests, and a woman's death on the street outside the store.

  • Bookstore Sales Had Small Six-Month Gain

    Bookstore sales increased 0.2% in the first half of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, hitting $5.06 billion, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 14, 2017

    'Ready or Not!,’ the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Nom Nom Paleo,’ is the #5 book in the country. Plus Mark Manson’s tough-love self-help book has its best week yet, and Tom Perrotta releases his first novel since 2011’s ‘The Leftovers.’

  • Bookstore News: August 11, 2017

    Andover Books to relocate; the bookstore inspired by Jeff-Kinney; a Seattle store goes on the block; the California store taking on Iranian censors; and more.

  • Politics and Prose Announces Third D.C. Location

    The Washington, D.C.-based indie will open its third location this fall, just two months after announcing plans for its second store. The latest outpost will be part of a $2.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment of the city’s Southwest District.

  • Indigo's Revenue Rises 6.8% in Q1 of Fiscal 2018

    Indigo Books & Music got off to a strong start to fiscal 2018, posting a 6.8% sales gain in the first quarter ended July 1, 2017.
    The company cut its loss to C$5.3 million, from C$9 million in last year's first period.

  • Bookstore News: August 8, 2017

    Nashville gets a new bookstore; promoting bookstores as "places of ideas"; a Nevada store under threat of closing; and more.

  • Texas Indie Bookstore Day Deemed a Success

    The first Texas Independent Bookstore Day set sales records at one Houston bookstore and was deemed a success at others across the state.

  • Monthly StatShot, March 2017

    Sales of adult trade books rose 3.4% in the first quarter of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, according to the latest figures released by the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program.

  • Juvenile Nonfiction Stays Hot

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 2% higher in the week ended July 30, 2017, than in the similar week in 2016.

  • Trade Sales Were a Bright Spot In a Dark Year for Sales

    A 1.5% increase in trade sales wasn't enough to offset declines in other segments, and overall industry sales fell 5.1% in 2016 compared to 2015.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 7, 2017

    Ruth Ware’s third psychological thriller, 'The Lying Game,' debuts at #3 in Hardcover Fiction. Plus Joan Hess completes the final novel in Elizabeth Peters’s long-running Amelia Peabody series, and the first trailer for the big-screen adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’ boosts the book to the #9 spot in the country.

  • With Texas Indie Bookstore Day, Lone Star Booksellers Try Self Promotion

    Texas Independent Bookstore Day, set to launch on Saturday, will feature booksellers throughout the state, with stores in Houston, Austin and Dallas participating.

  • Bookstore News: August 4, 2017

    Washington D.C. to get a new bookstore; New Jersey store opens; Seattle's arty new literary destination; and more.

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