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  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 27, 2020

    Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink has the #1 book in the country with ‘Leadership Strategy and Tactics.’ Plus Bryan Stevenson’s ‘Just Mercy,’ recently adapted for film, jumps to #10 in the country, and the NYPL’s all-time most checked out title, ‘The Snowy Day’ by Ezra Jack Keats, has its best sales week in years.

  • Finalists Named for 2020 PW Bookstore of the Year

    This year's shortlist of five bookstores includes a number of stores with multiple locations and with years of bookselling experience, from both coasts and as far south as Texas.

  • WI15: ABA Town Hall Focuses On Perennial Concerns

    The Town Hall meeting at Winter Institute addressed several of the perennial big issues vexing booksellers: finding a solution for health insurance, the increasingly slim margins on books, and more.

  • WI15: Cummins Speaks, Booksellers Divided on 'American Dirt'

    Jeanine Cummins, the author of 'American Dirt,' a novel about the immigration experience that is both being celebrated and denigrated in media outlets and on social media, defended her novel to a packed room of booksellers at WI15.

  • WI15: Prof Says Community Is Key to Bookstore Resurgence

    Harvard Business School professor Ryan Raffaelli gave the keynote speech at Winter Institute 15, identifying the fostering of community as the key to the resurgence in indie bookselling.

  • WI15: ABA Session Discusses Antitrust Options Against Amazon

    The American Booksellers Association hosted a symposium in Washington, D.C., featuring a quartet of speakers addressing the perils of Amazon’s dominance in online retailing and what might be done to level the playing field.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 20, 2020

    Novelist Ann Napolitano has the #6 book in the country with ‘Dear Edward,’ January’s Read with Jenna pick. Plus ‘You Were Born for This’ by astrologer Chani Nicholas debuts at #7 in the country, and YA thriller author Karen M. McManus returns with ‘One of Us Is Next.'

  • Breaking Down the Bestsellers of 2019

    Getting on the bestseller list in 2019 wasn't a problem for the year's hottest titles—but staying on it was.

  • Bookbar Launches ReadTribe to Match Readers, Book Clubs

    Nicole Sullivan, the owner of Bookbar in Denver, has launched ReadTribe, a website that is designed to match individual readers with book clubs that are affiliated with indie bookstores.

  • November Bookstore Sales Fell 7.3%

    November bookstore sales took a pretty big hit, falling 7.3% compared to November 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Booksellers Launch Certification Program

    The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, which represents booksellers from the mid-Atlantic and New York State, will offer the certification program for booksellers nationwide.

  • HMH Exec Buys Venerable Bookstore

    Hannah Harlow, executive director of marketing of general interest books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has bought the Book Shop of Beverly Farms in Beverly, Mass., together with her brother.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 13, 2020

    Food blogger Alex Snodgrass has the #2 book in the country with the Whole30-endorsed cookbook ‘The Defined Dish.’ Plus Kiley Reid debuts with the book-club favorite ‘Such a Fun Age,’ and Andrzej Sapkowski’s ‘The Witcher’ books get a boost from the new Netflix series.

  • ‘Crawdads’ Takes the Triple Crown

    After selling the most print books in 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, 'Where the Crawdads Sing' also sold the most e-books and audiobooks, and in impressive fashion.

  • Spanish Publishers Finds Its Groove

    The consortium of Spanish-language publishers has been successfully supplying Spanish-language books to the U.S. for 17 years—and is only growing more steady.

  • WI15: Bookselling in The City That Reads

    Baltimore has long since replaced its nickname from the 1980s, the City That Reads, but it still rings true for today’s independent booksellers in the city.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Roxy Letters'

    Mary Webber O'Malley of Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Ill., recommends 'The Roxy Letters' by Mary Pauline Lowry.

  • ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Was Top Seller in 2019

    Delia Owens’s debut novel was the runaway print sales winner last year.

  • Print Units Fell 1.1% in the Week Before Christmas

    Unit sales of print books fell 1.1% in the week ended December 21, 2019—the last full week before Christmas—compared to the similar week in 2018 at outlets the report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 23, 2019

    Dav Pilkey, PW’s person of the year, has the #1 book in the country with the latest Dog Man installment, ‘Fetch-22.’ Plus the HBO tie-in addition of ‘Watchmen’ is building a readership, and books about female courage are making a strong showing.

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