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  • Unit Sales Post a Solid 9% Gain

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, sales of print units were up 9% in the week ended Nov. 12, 2017, with units up in all four major publishing categories.

  • Booksellers Prep for Small Business Saturday

    Independent booksellers are ready for one of the most important shopping days of the year: November 25, otherwise known as Small Business Saturday.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 20, 2017

    One year after the contentious 2016 presidential election, politics continues to dominate the national conversation—and our hardcover nonfiction list.

  • Europa Teams with Italian Indie to Open Rome Bookstore

    Europa Editions (along with its parent company, Italian publisher Edizioni E/O) is partnering with Italian bookseller Altoquando to open an English language bookstore in Rome called Otherwise.

  • Bookstore News: November 15, 2017

    A Texas bookstore launches a series for rejected stories; professors protest their college bookstore; a Bucharest bookseller gets back to business; and more.

  • Bookstore Sales Fell Again in September

    According preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales declined 6.5% this September, compared to September 2016. The decline followed a 10.9% drop in bookstore sales in August.

  • Bookstore News: November 14, 2017

    New stores to open in Maryland and Virginia; a Texas store to close; touring Chicago's Dial Books; the day-to-day of a Long Island bookseller; and more.

  • MPIBA's Executive Director Stepping Down

    Laura Ayrey Burnett, executive director of the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, has stepped down, effective immediately.

  • MahoganyBooks to Open in Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.’s Southeast Anacostia neighborhood is poised to get its first bookstore in over twenty years with the opening of MahoganyBooks later this month.

  • The Mass Merchandiser Channel Helps Lift Unit Sales 1%

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 1% higher in the week ended Nov. 5, 2017, than in the comparable week in 2016.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 13, 2017

    ‘Twin Peaks' co-creator Mark Frost lands at #4 in hardcover fiction with damn fine sales for ‘Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. Plus a B&N promotion boost sales of Katy Hudson’s new picture book, and ‘Dilbert’ cartoonist Scott Adams puts the ‘politics’ in ‘office politics.’

  • NAIBA Comes Out Against Direct Sales

    The board of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association has issued a two-part statement to publishers saying the practice of direct sales to consumers, both individuals and institutions, is undermining booksellers.

  • Bookstore News: November 9, 2017

    New stores open in Illinois, New York and Kentucky; North Carolina bookstore sold to long-time employees; Paris's bookstore on a barge; and more.

  • Bookstore News: November 8, 2017

    Kinokuniya expands to Austin; B&N opens a restaurant; New York's last Yiddish bookstore; the Seattle store that inspired a backpack empire; and more.

  • B&N Unveils New Apps and New Holiday Sales Strategy

    Barnes & Noble's holiday sales strategies rest on new interactive apps, a new Nook model, special edition titles, and a streamlined approach to toys and gifts.

  • Bookstore News: November 6, 2017

    Dallas celeb discusses new bookstore; South Dakota indie store for sale; Shanghai pop-up to host author events in sixty days; Amazon leaving Stony Brook University; and more.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 6, 2017

    News and commentary on this week's PW bestseller lists.

  • Nonfiction Categories Drive 3% Unit Gain

    At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 3% higher in the week ended Oct. 29, 2017, than in the comparable week in 2016.

  • Does Anybody Know What a Bestseller Is?

    There are more bestseller lists than ever—and the consequences for publishing remain unclear.

  • The Pros and Cons of Bookseller Crowdsourcing

    What was once an unusual and innovative approach to raising capital has become a mainstream method for financing creative projects—but it has its upsides and downsides.

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