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  • Six-Month Bookstore Sales Down 1%

    A 5.3% increase in June bookstore sales over June 2017 was not quite enough to offset a soft start to the year and bookstore sales finished the first half of 2018 with sales down 1.0% compared to a year ago.

  • Bull Moose Makes Big Moves In Books

    Bull Moose, a Maine and New Hampshire–based retailer known for its music, movie, and video game selection, is steadily becoming one of the region’s largest retailers of books.

  • Unit Sales Flat in First Week of August

    Unit sales of print books were relatively flat in the week ended Aug. 5, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, falling 0.2% at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 13, 2018

    Books by Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, Trevor Noah of 'The Daily Show,' and conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza keep the political discussion going on the hardcover nonfiction list.

  • Investments Led to Higher Loss at Indigo

    Investments in Indigo’s Canadian retail network led to an increase in the company’s losses, which rose to C$15.4 million last quarter. CEO Heather Reisman said the investments will position the book chain for future growth.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 6, 2018

    Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Russia Hoax.’ Plus Kevin Kwan’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gets ready to hit the big screen, and newcomer Rosie Walsh’s ‘Ghosted’ gets some love from Liane Moriarty.

  • Adult Nonfiction Drives Late July Gains

    Strong sales in the adult nonfiction category led to a 2% increase in overall print unit sales in the week ended July 29, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Indie Booksellers Look to Register Voters

    Four indie bookstores are taking the services they provide to their communities to a new level: booksellers in these stores are registering voters this summer and fall.

  • SIBA to Test Exclusive High Margin Products

    To help bookstores in the South improve their bottom line, SIBA is going to test nonbook items as it searches for a single batch exclusive product, with a high margin, that bookstores throughout the region can sell.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 30, 2018

    Daniel Silver has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Other Woman.’ Plus Fox News host Jeanine Pirro debuts at #2 in the country with ‘Lies, Leakers, and Liberals,’ and ‘The Adventure Zone,’ a graphic novel based on a D&D-inspired podcast, rounds out the top three.

  • Unit Sales Bounce Back at End of July

    With all four major categories posting increases in the week ended July 22, 2018, unit sales of print books were up 6% from the comparable week last year at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 23, 2018

    Ottessa Moshfegh’s ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ debuts on our hardcover fiction list. Plus Asheville resident Robert Beatty receives a warm hometown welcome for his latest historical middle grade fantasy, ‘Willa of the Wood,’ and Naomi Novik weaves a new tale with ‘Spinning Silver.’

  • Unit Sales Slump in Mid-July

    With print-unit sales falling in all four major categories, total sales in the week ended July 15, 2018, were down 5% compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • May Bookstore Sales Up $4 Million

    Bookstore sales rose from $741 million last May to $745 million in May 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, an increase of 0.5%.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 16, 2018

    Chanel Cleeton's ‘Next Year in Havana’ gets a major boost from Reese Witherspoon as her latest book club pick. Plus Gary John Bishop’s ‘Unfu*k Yourself’ lands in hardcover nonfiction a year after its publication, and Alexandra Bracken’s ’The Darkest Mind’ preps for the big screen.

  • Looziana Book Co. Starts Selling Southern Literature

    The owners of Cavalier House Books have bought the customer database and sales history of the now-defunct Forest Sales and Distributing—and now they're building out their distribution business.

  • Behind the Counter at America’s Smallest Indie Bookstores

    A small shop on sleepy Main Street with books warmly displayed from floor to ceiling. That's indie bookselling for you, right? Hardly. The realities of day-to-day business are vastly more complex and challenging.

  • Cooking and Sci-Fi Are the Hot Print Segments This Year So Far

    Much lower sales for last year's religious phenom, 'The Shack,' contributed to a decline in fiction units in the first half of 2018.

  • Powell's Books CEO to Retire

    Miriam Sontz, CEO of the indie Oregon bookstore chainlet, will step down in January 2019. Emily Powell, president and owner, and John Kingsbury, COO, will assume Sontz's responsibilities after her departure.

  • The Bestselling Books of 2018 (So Far)

    As befits one more year of strident political discussion dominating public consciousness, political books sold well in the print sector in the first half of 2018. (Kids' books and nonfiction did pretty well, too.)

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