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  • Teicher to Retire from ABA at Year End

    Oren Teicher, who has led the American Booksellers Association since 2009, has announced that he will retire as CEO of the organization at the end of 2019.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: March 18, 2019

    Rachel Hollis has the #1 book in the country with ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing,’ her follow-up to her 2018 blockbuster, ‘Girl, Wash Your Face.’ Plus ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid is the latest Reese’s Book Club pick, and Jenna Hager Bush launches a book club of her own with Tara Conklin’s ‘The Last Romantics.’

  • Unit Sales Flat in Early March

    Unit sales of print books were flat in the week ended Mar. 9, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Bookstore Sales Rose 1.7% in 2018

    Bookstore sales in 2018 rose to $10.28 billion, up from $10.11 billion in 2017, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Unit Sales Close Out February On Down Note

    With the four largest categories posting high-single-digit declines, unit sales of print books fell 7% in the week ended Mar. 2, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • B&N Feels the Post-holiday Blues

    A good holiday season for the retailer was dampened by soft early 2019 sales.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: March 11, 2019

    Don Winslow completes his Cartel trilogy with ‘The Border,’ #3 in hardcover fiction. Plus 'New Yorker’ staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe delves into a long-unsolved murder with ‘Say Nothing,’ and middle-grade fantasy writer Tui T. Sutherland’s Wings of Fantasy series gets its second graphic novel adaptation.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: March 4, 2019

    In its fifth week on sale, ‘Maid’ by Stephanie Land debuts at #19 in hardcover nonfiction. Plus Darria Long Gillespie’s ‘Mom Hacks’ enjoys some southern hospitality, and James Patterson’s ‘The Chef,’ first released in an interactive, condensed format, pubs in print.

  • Print Units Fell Again in Mid-February

    Unit sales of print books fell 6.4% in the week ended Feb. 23, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Culinary Bookstores Feed Local Appetites

    Print cookbook unit sales were up 21% in 2018 compared with 2017. That’s good news for the modest but dedicated coterie of culinary bookshops across the country.

  • BAM Closing Self-Publishing Unit

    In an email sent to its self-publishing clients, Books-A-Million said that effective March 1 it is shutting down its self-publishing unit, BAM! Publish.

  • Print Unit Sales Slipped 2.2% In Mid-February

    Unit sales of print books fell 2.2% in the week ended Feb. 16, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 25, 2019

    Love is in the air—and all over the children’s picture book list. Plus actor Gary Sinise writes a love letter to the U.S. military, and humorist John Kenney contributes ‘Love Poems for Married People.

  • College Stores Adapt to Change

    As sales of course materials decline, campus bookstores are pivoting to lifestyle goods and apparel and offering more services.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 18, 2019

    ‘On the Come Up,’ Angie Thomas’s follow up to ‘The Hate U Give,’ debuts at #2 in children’s frontlist fiction. Plus ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ by Marlon James lands at #3 in hardcover fiction, and new nonfiction titles merge self-help and success.

  • November Bookstore Sales See Big Gain

    Bookstore sales in November jumped to $729 million, up from $663 million a year ago. The jump marks an increase of 9.9%, and is culled from preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 11, 2019

    New books with real or hopeful ties to the White House debut this week, including the #2 book in the country, ‘From the Ground Up’ by Howard Schultz. Plus Pam Jenoff’s ‘The Lost Girl of Paris’ is #9 in the country.

  • Slow Start for Print Units in 2019

    Lack of a political bestseller and ramifications from printing issues have units down 5.9%.

  • San Diego Bookseller Undergoes Surgery, Other Booksellers Keep His Store Open

    After San Diego bookseller Seth Marko, the co-owner of the Book Catapult, underwent emergency heart surgery last week, other indie booksellers in San Diego and beyond stepped forward to keep the store open while he convalesces.

  • Words Bookstore to Open In New Special Needs Center

    Words Bookstore will open a second location this April in a 53,000 sq. ft. center in Livingston, N.J., designed entirely for people with special needs.

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