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  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 29, 2019

    Colson Whitehead has the #4 book in the country with ‘The Nickel Boys,’ his follow-up to ‘The Underground Railroad.’ Plus the second Adventure Zone graphic novels debuts on our trade paper and hardcover lists, and ‘Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass’ lands at #8 in hardcover nonfiction seven months after publication.

  • NACS Has New CEO and Plans More Changes

    The National Association of College Stores is changing leadership in the face of financial losses for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2019, planning to exit college textbook distribution, and expecting layoffs.

  • Bookselling Groups Ready Green Initiatives

    The U.K.'s Booksellers Association is working with the ABA and the Australian Bookseller Association to develop a manifesto detailing environmentally friendly practices for the book business.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 22, 2019

    Buzzed about crime novelist Adrian McKinty debuts at #10 in hardcover fiction with ‘The Chain.’ Plus Lisa Taddeo’s ‘Three Women’ draws avid attention, and a pair of baseball titles swing for the fences.

  • #BookstoresAgainstBorders Still Going Strong, $100,000 Raised to Date

    #BookstoresAgainstBorders, the book world's fundraising campaign for an organization that assists immigrants to the U.S. who have been incarcerated at the border, has raised more than $100,000 in about two weeks.

  • Bookstore Sales Dipped in May

    Bookstore sales fell 0.6% in May compared to May 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 15, 2019

    Mo Willems has the #5 book in the country with 'The Pigeon Has to Go to School!' Plus we look at books that got a boost around the July 4 holiday, and notable debuts of the week.

  • B&N Sale Moves Closer to Completion

    B&N issued a final tender offer to its shareholders for an acquisition bid from Elliott Capital Advisors in documents filed with the SEC that also offered a detailed look at the acquisition process.

  • Michael Seidenberg, NYC's Speakeasy Bookseller, Dies

    In his later years, the beloved owner of New York's Brazenhead Books ran the bookstore out of his apartment, attracting the city's literati and bookworms.

  • #BookstoresAgainstBorders Raises $30,000 and Counting

    Money raised by the participating indie bookstores, small presses, and other literary organizations participating in this past weekend's fundraising campaign will benefit the refugee aid nonprofit RAICES.

  • Madison Bookstore Launches #BookstoresAgainstBorders Fundraiser

    A Wisconsin indie has launched a fundraising campaign to benefit for RAICES, an organization that aids immigrants detained at the U.S. border.

  • Children’s Institute Rises to New Heights

    At the American Booksellers Association’s seventh Children’s Institute, one thing was clear: the annual conference has become the most important event of its kind in America today.

  • Print Units Rose 2.1% In Late June

    Gains in three of the four major publishing categories led to a 2.1% increase in print unit sales in the week ended June 22, 2019. over the comparable week in 2018.

  • Industry Sales Dipped in 2018

    A small gain in the trade segment in 2018 was offset by declines in other categories.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 1, 2019

    Elin Hilderbrand has the #2 book in the country with the seasonally appropriate ‘Summer of ’69.’ Plus YouTube celebs the Try Guys are #3 in the U.S. with an f-bomb titled self-help book, and the Newbery Medal–winning team of Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s latest, ‘Carmela Full of Wishes,’ has hit our list.

  • Booksellers Challenge Leadership at Children’s Institute Town Hall

    The first bookseller town hall at an American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute became a wrenching and sometimes contentious conversation on June 27 in Pittsburgh.

  • Indie Bookstore Sankofa Wins Tax Break

    The Washington, D.C., city council unanimously voted to approve a 10-year tax abatement for Sankofa Video and Books, a move that will potentially save the store approximately $415,000 and keep it from closing.

  • AAP Urges FTC to Scrutinize 'Dominant Online Platforms'

    In a bid to get the government to look at the possibility of limiting the market dominance of tech giants like Amazon and Google, the AAP asked the FTC to "exercise much-needed oversight and regulation" over technology platforms it claims "stifle competition and manipulate consumer outcomes."

  • Amazon Says It is Not a 'Lawless' Retail Platform As Charged by 'NYT'

    The recent 'New York Times' feature on Amazon, which focuses on how much control the tech giant exerts over the book business, has provoked a response from the company. Specifically, Amazon responded to claims in the article that it takes a lax approach to policing the sale of counterfeit books on its website.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 24, 2019

    ‘Songs of America’ by presidential biographer Jon Meacham and country singer Tim McGraw is the #3 book in the country. Plus the founders of the Skimm hit #8 in the U.S. with a self-help title, and Jennifer Weiner returns to adult fiction with ‘Mrs. Everything.’

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