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  • 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.

  • European Commission's New E-book Rules Worry Booksellers

    The Commission ruled last week that booksellers must now fulfill orders from customers anywhere in the European Union. Some fear the shift will force small and medium-sized booksellers out of the e-book business.

  • New Amazon Buy Button Program Draws Ire of Publishers, Authors

    Industry members claim the program, which allows third-party re-sellers to win the main buy button on book pages, has the potential to "decimate authors' and publishers' earnings," especially on backlist books.

  • Unit Sales Rose 3% at the End of April

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 3% higher in the week ended Apr. 30, 2017, than in the similar week in 2016.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 8, 2017

    ‘Option B’ by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, the #1 book in the country, is also the year’s biggest debut so far. Plus the Hulu adaption of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ rockets the 1998 trade paperback to the #7 position in the country, and ‘The Bad Guys’ children’s book series generates good sales for author-illustrator Aaron Blabey.

  • Bookstore News: May 4, 2017

    ABA elects new president; new N.C. indie breaks ground; inside Paris's most cinematic bookstore; and more.

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