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  • Soft Kids, Adult Fiction Sales Drop Units 0.8% in Early December

    Declines in adult fiction and juvenile fiction and nonfiction offset a 7.6% increase in adult nonfiction sales, resulting in a 0.8% drop in unit sales of print books for the week ended Dec. 8, 2018, compared to the similar week last year at outlets the report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 17, 2018

    Charles Krauthammer’s posthumously published collection, ‘The Point of It All,’ is the #4 book in the country. Plus Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club pick, ‘One Day in December,’ debuts at #3 in trade paper, and Graywolf releases Booker Prize winner ‘Milkman’ in the U.S.

  • Bookstore Sales Increased 7.2% in October

    After two months of declines, bookstore sales were $699 million in October, up from $649 million in October 2017. Sales were flat in the first 10 months of the year compared to 2017.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 10, 2018

    The Scottish Granny creates another viral hit with ‘I Need a New Butt!’ Plus QVC host David Venable’s latest cookbook is the second bestselling title in the country, and ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ heads to the big screen.

  • What Happens If Ingram and B&T Tie the Knot?

    A rumored Ingram bid for B&T’s trade wholesaling business has the industry concerned about more consolidation.

  • B&N Announces Holiday Half-Off Sale

    Barnes & Noble will discount more than 100 books at 50% off from today until December 24 in stores and December 25 online, provided supplies last.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 3, 2018

    Several new and backlist cookbooks got a significant Black Friday boost.

  • ‘Becoming’ Gets the Holidays Off To a Good Start

    Michelle Obama’s book was a big hit at indies, but booksellers are keeping an eye on key titles amid reports of potential shortages.

  • Judge Questions Parneros’s Bid to Dismiss B&N Countersuit

    Judge John G. Koeltl said the former B&N CEO is free to seek a dismissal of Barnes & Noble’s counterclaim against him, but suggested it was a waste of time and effort.

  • 'Becoming' Gives a Strong Start to Holiday Sales

    'Becoming' by Michelle Obama was easily the biggest hit at independent bookstores over the Thanksgiving weekend. Indies were also keeping a wary eye on inventory levels amid reports of potential shortages of hot-selling titles.

  • Parneros Will Seek Dismissal of Barnes & Noble Countersuit

    In a letter to the court last week, lawyers for Demos Parneros contend that “as a matter of law” B&N lacks the foundation to recover anything from its former CEO, and further suggest that the retailer’s theory that Parneros purposefully derailed the sale of the company to preserve his role is not plausible.

  • How Bookstores Are Balancing Politics and Business

    In a time of intense polarization, booksellers are trying to satisfy readers’ needs without alienating customers.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 26, 2018

    Following the release of Amazon's first official trailer for its adaptation of 'Good Omens,' based on the 1990 novel by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman, sales of the 2006 mass market edition have spiked.

  • B&N to Open Up to 15 Stores in 2019

    Barnes & Noble executives said in a conference call Tuesday that they plan to open 10 to 15 new stores in calendar 2019. The move is, by far, the chain's most aggressive store opening schedule in years.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 19, 2018

    The #1 book in the country is 'Whose Boat Is This Boat?,' a parody picture book by the staff of 'The Late Show' with Stephen Colbert.

  • Unit Sales Dropped 5.3% in Early November

    Unit sales of print books fell 5.3% in the week ended Nov. 10, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • September Bookstore Sales Fell 0.9%

    Bookstore sales fell 0.9% in September compared, compared to the same period a year ago, according to a preliminary estimate released by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first nine months of the year, sales were down 0.6%.

  • Michelle Obama Kicks Off Book Tour in Chicago

    While indies throughout the country reported varying sales figures for Michelle Obama's highly-anticipated memoir, Chicago indies reported stratospheric first-day sales as Obama launched her national book tour there with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Amazon Picks NYC, Arlington, Va., as New HQ Sites

    Amazon said it will begin hiring for its new headquarters in New York City and Arlington, Va., in 2019. The company is also opening a operations center in Nashville.

  • Attorneys for Parneros, Barnes & Noble Meet in Court

    At a 20-minute initial conference, lawyers for Demos Parneros portrayed the fired CEO as a respected executive who is now "unhirable" after being wrongly dismissed for alleged sexual harassment. Lawyers for Barnes & Noble said they have "a different view of the facts."

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