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  • Juvenile Categories Drive Sales Gains in Early February

    With the juvenile fiction and nonfiction categories both posting 7% gains, total print unit sales were 3% higher in the week ended Feb. 11, 2018, than in the comparable week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 19, 2018

    Kristin Hannah’s ‘The Great Alone’ is the #1 book in the country. Plus the Oprah-annointed ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones takes two positions in hardcover fiction, and Christian lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis gives readers life lessons in ‘Girl, Wash Your Face.'

  • Chicagoland Bookseller Named GLIBA Executive Director

    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association has named GLIBA board member Larry Law as its executive director, effective March 1. Law currently serves as director of e-commerce and marketing at Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Ill.

  • Bookstore Sales Fell 3.6% in 2017

    A slump in the second half of 2017 resulted in bookstore sales falling to $10.73 billion last year, down from $11.14 billion in 2016.

  • Opening a Queer/Feminist Bookstore in Small-Town Mississippi

    With its official grand opening on February 3, owner Jaime Harker’s dream has become a reality: the small town of Water Valley, Miss. has its first (and only) Queer/Feminist bookstore – Violet Valley Bookstore.

  • SIBA Bids to Create Eureka Moments

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Association is preparing to hold its first ever “EUREKAsiba” on February 20 in Atlanta, a day-long event aimed at inspiring booksellers to think outside the box.

  • B&N to Save $40 Million Following New Layoffs

    After posting disappointing holiday results, Barnes & Noble instituted a round of layoffs yesterday that it says will save the company $40 million annually and result in severance payments of about $11 million.

  • Flooding Brings Booktenders' Secret Garden to the Brink

    Ellen Mager, owner of Booktenders' Secret Garden in Doylestown, Pa., is struggling to cope with flood damage to her children's specialty bookstore at a time when she had hoped to be planning celebrations for the store’s 35th anniversary.

  • Monthly StatShot, September 2017

    Sales of adult trade books in the first nine months of 2017 inched up 0.4% from the same period in 2016, according to estimates released by the AAP’s StatShot program.

  • Adult Nonfiction Drives Sales Gains Once Again

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, print unit sales were 6% higher in the week ended Feb. 4, 2018, than in the comparable week in 2017.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 12, 2018

    Jojo Moyes has the #8 book in the country with her latest Lou Clark novel, ‘Still Me.’ Plus the ‘New York Times’ and PBS team up for a bestseller-boosting book club, and a YA debut offers a happily-ever-after to its author, if not its readers.

  • Indigo Reports Its Highest Quarter Revenue Ever

    Revenue for the Canadian retailer rose 8.2% in the third quarter, ended December 31, 2017. Sales in the period were C$433.3 million. The increases, the company said, combined for the highest quarterly revenue in its history.

  • Daedalus Books Closes Wholesale Division

    Daedalus Books & Music, one of the oldest remainder companies in the United States, has shuttered its wholesale business and appears to have sold its online retail operations.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 5, 2018

    A Dave Chappelle anecdote boosts interest in—and sales of—a backlist memoir. Plus new year, new you titles are going strong four weeks into 2018, and David Levithan’s ‘Every Day’ heads to the big screen.

  • Adult Nonfiction Sales Drive More Unit Gains in Late January

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 6% higher in the week ended Jan. 28, 2018, than in the comparable week in 2017.

  • Book Sales Weather the Storms in Puerto Rico

    With little electricity in the months following two powerful hurricanes that caused widespread devastation, residents turned to books for solace.

  • ‘Fire and Fury’ Sparks Another Week of Sales Gains

    With Michael Wolff’s 'Fire and Fury' selling more than 324,000 copies in the week ended January 21, 2018, total industry sales were 6% higher than in the comparable week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 29, 2018

    As the U.S. passed the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, four books debuted on our hardcover nonfiction list, each taking a critical view of the current political moment.

  • WI13: Booksellers Tackle Diversity and the Sustainability of the Indie Model

    Following an eruption about the lack of diversity in bookselling at last year's Town Hall Meeting, the topic was front and center at this year's discussion. Also on attendees' minds? How to create a sustainable business model for indie bookstores.

  • Finalists Named for the 2018 PW Bookstore of the Year

    Publishers Weekly named the top five bookstores from around the country and sales representatives. Each is vying for the 2018 PW award for Bookstore of the Year and Sales Rep of the Year to be announced in late March.

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