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  • Publishers Puzzled, Frustrated by Parneros Lawsuit

    The revelations disclosed in former Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday, left publishers mystified at how the nation’s largest bookstore chain will turn around its financial fortunes.

  • Kissner Receives Inaugural MIBA Bookseller of the Year Award

    Judith Kissner, the owner of Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge, Minn., received the inaugural MIBA Bookseller of the Year Award given by the regional association of indie booksellers.

  • Parneros Sues B&N for Defamation of Character

    Former Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros has charged the retailer with breach of contract and defamation of character. The suit contains numerous unflattering revelations about the inner workings of B&N, and includes the bombshell news that a deal to sell the company to a “book retailer” fell through in June.

  • A Year After Hurricane, Houston Booksellers Prove Resilient

    A year after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston and the nearby Gulf Coast, the area's indie booksellers are still dealing with its impact.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 27, 2018

    One-quarter of the books on our hardcover nonfiction list mention the president by name in the title or subtitle, including two books that are new to our lists.

  • Another Week of Small Gains In August

    Unit sales of print books in the week ended Aug. 19, 2018, inched ahead 1% from the comparable week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • BXsellers, PW’s Facebook Group, Suggests Seasonal Handsells

    For our inaugural column sourced from our new bookselling Facebook group, PW asked what booksellers are handselling for families shopping during back-to-school time.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 20, 2018

    ‘Girl Wash Your Face’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ enjoy a particularly strong week, and the DC Icons series adds some meow to the mix.

  • Print Units Inched Up in Second Week of August

    Unit sales of print books rose 1% in the week ended Aug. 12, 2018, over the comparable week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Bringing a Brooklyn Twist to Book Clubs

    The Bushwick Book Club has everything—big performances, chapters across the country and overseas, and a podcast. All it doesn't have is a book club.

  • Six-Month Bookstore Sales Down 1%

    A 5.3% increase in June bookstore sales over June 2017 was not quite enough to offset a soft start to the year and bookstore sales finished the first half of 2018 with sales down 1.0% compared to a year ago.

  • Bull Moose Makes Big Moves In Books

    Bull Moose, a Maine and New Hampshire–based retailer known for its music, movie, and video game selection, is steadily becoming one of the region’s largest retailers of books.

  • Unit Sales Flat in First Week of August

    Unit sales of print books were relatively flat in the week ended Aug. 5, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, falling 0.2% at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 13, 2018

    Books by Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, Trevor Noah of 'The Daily Show,' and conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza keep the political discussion going on the hardcover nonfiction list.

  • Investments Led to Higher Loss at Indigo

    Investments in Indigo’s Canadian retail network led to an increase in the company’s losses, which rose to C$15.4 million last quarter. CEO Heather Reisman said the investments will position the book chain for future growth.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: August 6, 2018

    Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Russia Hoax.’ Plus Kevin Kwan’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gets ready to hit the big screen, and newcomer Rosie Walsh’s ‘Ghosted’ gets some love from Liane Moriarty.

  • Adult Nonfiction Drives Late July Gains

    Strong sales in the adult nonfiction category led to a 2% increase in overall print unit sales in the week ended July 29, 2018, compared to the similar week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Indie Booksellers Look to Register Voters

    Four indie bookstores are taking the services they provide to their communities to a new level: booksellers in these stores are registering voters this summer and fall.

  • SIBA to Test Exclusive High Margin Products

    To help bookstores in the South improve their bottom line, SIBA is going to test nonbook items as it searches for a single batch exclusive product, with a high margin, that bookstores throughout the region can sell.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: July 30, 2018

    Daniel Silver has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Other Woman.’ Plus Fox News host Jeanine Pirro debuts at #2 in the country with ‘Lies, Leakers, and Liberals,’ and ‘The Adventure Zone,’ a graphic novel based on a D&D-inspired podcast, rounds out the top three.

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