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  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 25, 2021

    Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny have the #1 book in the country with 'State of Terror' as a second Clinton enters a new family business: political thrillers. Plus, John le Carré's last novel has hit shelves, and the follow-up to 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' has a big first week on sale.

  • Print Sales Up 2.7% in Mid-October

    Unit sales of print books rose 2.7% for the week ended Oct. 16, 2021, over the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Bookselling Spotlight: Powell’s Books

    The current status of Powell’s Books, one of the largest and best-known independent bookstores in the country, is in flux. “It has been an incredibly difficult period,” said Emily Powell, 43, owner and president.

  • Print Book Sales Post Another Small Gain

    A small gain in adult nonfiction and more fiction increases led to a 2.7% increase in unit sales of print books last week over the comparable week last year.

  • At Reimagining Bookstores, 'Provocations' Fuel Drive for Sustainable Bookselling

    Reimagining Bookstores, a two-day online gathering of booksellers and publishing industry professionals, came to a close on October 19 with a clear mandate to continue building a movement to develop strategies that will lead to a more diverse, sustainable, and equitable bookselling trade in America.

  • White Whale Bookstore Turns Five, Expands

    Pittsburgh’s White Whale Bookstore celebrated its five-year anniversary on October 15 with something special: the grand opening of its newly expanded space.

  • Major Indie Bookseller Initiative Poised to 'Reimagine' Bookstores

    On October 18, nearly 600 indie booksellers and publishing industry professionals gathered online from 49 states and 12 countries for the start of a two-day intensive brainstorming session called Reimagining Bookstores.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: October 18, 2021

    Amor Towles's 'The Lincoln Highway' hits #1 overall in its first week on sale, and grunge god Dave Grohl, the Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman, has the #2 book in the country this week with 'The Storyteller.'

  • Denver's Beloved Bookstore, Tattered Cover, Broadens Its Reach

    The store has long had multiple locations, but the recent announcement of a new outlet in Colorado Springs early next year shows that the mini-chain's new owners hope to transform Tattered Cover into a real regional presence.

  • Another Pandemic Surprise: A Mini Indie Bookstore Boom

    Though Covid-19 isn't going anywhere and challenges remain, new independent bookstores are opening up and doing well.

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