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  • Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists

    Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats.

  • Bookstore News: May 25, 2017

    ABA president says goodbye; Politics and Prose and Busboys and Poets Split; inside Amazon's Manhattan store; France's traveling tiny bookstore; and more.

  • Amazon Books Opens in New York City

    Amazon will open its seventh bookstore, and first in New York City—the heart of U.S. trade publishing and the hometown of Barnes & Noble—on May 25.

  • Bookstore News: May 23, 2017

    A Wilmington bookstore goes on the block; a Nashville store expands; an appreciation of a Minnesota used bookstore; and more.

  • Bookseller Charity Raises $224,000

    All Big Five publishers have made significant contributions to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation this year, prompted by authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson.

  • A Big Week for Adult Fiction

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, total unit sales were 8% higher in the week ended May 14, 2017, than in the comparable week last year.

  • Bookstore Pop-ups Keep On Popping Up

    To avoid the high costs of real estate, booksellers are increasingly turning to pop-up shops to test the bookselling waters.

  • Is Mass Market Dying, Or Just Evolving—Again?

    The format, in steady decline for years, is either in the midst of a slow death or has begun to resurrect itself. Which one is the case is anyone's guess.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 22, 2017

    Three new books on our Hardcover Nonfiction list each hark back to earlier eras of U.S. politics. Plus ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ keeps W. Bruce Cameron’s franchise wagging along, and retired Cubs catcher David Ross hits one more home run.

  • Amazon Starts Weekly Bestseller Lists

    The new feature, called Amazon Charts, includes two weekly lists. One details the retailer's top 20 titles sold (across all of its platforms), and the other highlights the 20 most read (or listened to) books.

  • Free Speech Attorney to Receive First ABA Meskis Award

    Attorney Michael A. Bamberger has been named the inaugural honoree of the American Booksellers Association's Joyce Meskis Free Speech Award.

  • Bookstore News: May 15, 2017

    Kickstarter-supported indie gets a location; ex-bookseller starts massive book tour; Oregon store celebrates a milestone; and more.

  • Bookstore Sales Rebounded in March

    After falling in the first two months of the year, compared to the same period in 2016, bookstore sales rose in March. They climbed 2.4%, to $725 million.

  • Amazon Buy-Button Change Raises Alarms, Questions

    Publishers are concerned that the recently enacted policy will cut into sales, questioning the sources of “new” books.

  • Juvenile Fiction Is a Bright Spot in a Down Week

    Unit sales of print books fell 3% in the week ended May 7, 2017, compared to the similar week in 2016, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Toronto’s Beguiling Comics Store Relocates

    Beguiling Books and Art has moved to more modern digs near the University of Toronto after a blowout clearance sale in January—and it's thriving.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 15, 2017

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the #2 book in the country with ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.’ Plus the Paula Hawkins releases her ‘Girl on the Train’ follow-up, and the adult behind the Honest Toddler Twitter account publishes her first novel.

  • Bookstore News: May 11, 2017

    New bookstores are coming to Tennessee and Colorado; a Boston bookstore becomes a publisher; a short documentary on indie bookstores hits YouTube; and more.

  • Bookseller Suing California Over 'Autograph Law'

    Book Passage co-owner Bill Petrocelli is filing a lawsuit today against the state of California. The suit seeks to repeal the state's controversial 'Autograph Law,' which threatens to turn bookstore author signings into legal liabilities.

  • Bookstore News: May 9, 2017

    A new bookstore for Long Island City; New Orleans store to close; Indies celebrate 'Anne of Green Gables;' and more.

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