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  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 27, 2020

    Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink has the #1 book in the country with ‘Leadership Strategy and Tactics.’ Plus Bryan Stevenson’s ‘Just Mercy,’ recently adapted for film, jumps to #10 in the country, and the NYPL’s all-time most checked out title, ‘The Snowy Day’ by Ezra Jack Keats, has its best sales week in years.

  • Finalists Named for 2020 PW Bookstore of the Year

    This year's shortlist of five bookstores includes a number of stores with multiple locations and with years of bookselling experience, from both coasts and as far south as Texas.

  • WI15: ABA Town Hall Focuses On Perennial Concerns

    The Town Hall meeting at Winter Institute addressed several of the perennial big issues vexing booksellers: finding a solution for health insurance, the increasingly slim margins on books, and more.

  • WI15: Cummins Speaks, Booksellers Divided on 'American Dirt'

    Jeanine Cummins, the author of 'American Dirt,' a novel about the immigration experience that is both being celebrated and denigrated in media outlets and on social media, defended her novel to a packed room of booksellers at WI15.

  • WI15: Prof Says Community Is Key to Bookstore Resurgence

    Harvard Business School professor Ryan Raffaelli gave the keynote speech at Winter Institute 15, identifying the fostering of community as the key to the resurgence in indie bookselling.

  • WI15: ABA Session Discusses Antitrust Options Against Amazon

    The American Booksellers Association hosted a symposium in Washington, D.C., featuring a quartet of speakers addressing the perils of Amazon’s dominance in online retailing and what might be done to level the playing field.

  • Breaking Down the Bestsellers of 2019

    Getting on the bestseller list in 2019 wasn't a problem for the year's hottest titles—but staying on it was.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: January 20, 2020

    Novelist Ann Napolitano has the #6 book in the country with ‘Dear Edward,’ January’s Read with Jenna pick. Plus ‘You Were Born for This’ by astrologer Chani Nicholas debuts at #7 in the country, and YA thriller author Karen M. McManus returns with ‘One of Us Is Next.'

  • Bookbar Launches ReadTribe to Match Readers, Book Clubs

    Nicole Sullivan, the owner of Bookbar in Denver, has launched ReadTribe, a website that is designed to match individual readers with book clubs that are affiliated with indie bookstores.

  • November Bookstore Sales Fell 7.3%

    November bookstore sales took a pretty big hit, falling 7.3% compared to November 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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