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  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 18, 2021

    Anna North lands at #20 in hardcover fiction with ‘Outlawed,’ a feminist Western parable. Plus novels by a pair of first-timers make their debuts, and ‘Eyes That Kiss in the Corners’ sees its way clear to our children’s picture book list.

  • Indie Bookstores Gear Up for 2021

    After weathering a challenging 2020, independent booksellers face down an uncertain new year.

  • Breaking Down 2020 Bestsellers by Publisher

    In a rare occurrence, independent publishers gained ground with adult hardcover and paperback bestsellers last year, disrupting the Big Five's iron grip on the lists.

  • Self-Improvement Boom Sets Book Sales Off on Fast Start in 2021

    More than 17.1 million print units were sold in the week ended January 9, 2021 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, marking the first time in the history of the service that units topped the 17 million mark in the first week in January.

  • Powell's Responds to Anti-Ngo Protestors

    Facing protests over pre-orders of Andy Ngo's book 'Unmasked,' Emily Powell, owner of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., explained the store's stance on freedom of expression and said it would not offer the book in-store but would offer it online.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 11, 2021

    V.E. Schwab has the #10 book in the country with October’s ‘The Invisible Life of Addie Larue.’ Plus TV tie-ins to ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ debut, and new year, new you books are on the menu once more.

  • 'A Promised Land' Was 2020's Bestselling Book

    A year marred by a deadly pandemic that battered the economy and by extraordinary political and racial strife nonetheless saw book sales soar, especially for a handful of major titles.

  • Bookselling Spotlight: The Raven Book Store

    The Raven, founded by Mary Lou Wright and Pat Kehde in Lawrence, Kans., in 1987, began as a mystery specialty store that also carried local interest titles. Today, under the leadership of Danny Caine, the now full-service general bookstore has become an institution.

  • Print Book Sales Rose 8.2% in 2020

    With all major categories posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 8.2% in 2020 over 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • B&N Founder Makes $250K Donation to Poets & Writers

    Poets & Writers wrapped up its 50th anniversary in 2020 by announcing a $250,000 contribution from Barnes & Noble founder Len Riggio and his wife, Louise, which will be used for new initiatives to extend the organization’s support of Black and marginalized writers.

  • Print Units Fell 3.5% Ahead of Christmas

    In the last full shopping week before Christmas, unit sales of print books fell 3.5%, compared to the similar week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Sales Rose 5.2% In Week Ended Dec. 19

    In the last full shopping week before Christmas, unit sales of print books rose 5.2% over the week ended December 12 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The two adult categories led the sales gain.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 21, 2020

    Maggie O’Farrell’s much-lauded ‘Hamnet’ debuts on our hardcover nonfiction list. Plus James Patterson remembers ‘The Last Days of John Lennon,’ and Crown closes out the year with a hat trick.

  • Print Unit Sales Rose 10.5% In Mid-December

    With gains across all categories, unit sales of print books rose 10.5% in the week ended Dec. 12, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Many Bookstores Still Raising Cash on GoFundMe

    A number of bookstores across the United States are still relying on GoFundMe to keep afloat during a catastrophic year.

  • Print Book Sales Rose 16.9% Last Week

    With gains across all categories, unit sales of print books rose 16.9% last week over the week ended December 5. Adult nonfiction and juvenile nonfiction led the way with increases of 19.7% and 19.5%, respectively.

  • Bookstore Sales Post Another Decline in October

    Bookstore sales fell 28.8% in October compared to October 2019, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. October was the second consecutive month bookstore sales fell by roughly 28% compared to 2019.

  • Denver Indie Bookstore Launches BookBar Press with Debut Release

    Independent Denver bookstore BookBar has launched its new publishing division, BookBar Press, with the publication of an anthology of micro-plays written by area playwrights.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 14, 2020

    With ‘A Sky Beyond the Storm,’ Sabaa Tahir concludes the tetralogy she began with ‘An Ember in the Ashes.’ Plus Steven Rinella of Netflix’s ‘MeatEater’ returns with lessons in wilderness skills and survival, and book club picks from ‘GMA’ and Reese Witherspoon land on our trade paperback list.

  • Black Booksellers Denounce Tattered Cover Announcement

    Black booksellers are offended and angered by the decision of Tattered Cover's new owners to call the store the country’s largest Black-owned bookstore, which they say appears to be little more than a branding opportunity.

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