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  • Print Unit Sales Fell 9.6% Last Week

    After unit sales of print books hit a 2020 high in the week ended June 20, sales fell 9.6% last week at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Though units fell compared to the previous week in 2020, sales jumped 18% over the comparable period in 2019.

  • Geppi Takes Control of GFE; Heidmann to Leave

    Diamond Comic Distributors founder Steve Geppi announced that he is returning as president of Geppi Family Enterprises, the parent company of Diamond.

  • The Customer Is Sometimes Right, Booksellers Say

    Booksellers are increasingly willing to speak publicly about challenging and offensive customers, breaking with a wall of silence about those interactions that has largely held up even in an age of social media.

  • Booksellers in Covid-19 Hotspots Exercise Caution

    Booksellers in Arizona, Florida, and Texas are concerned about the surge in Covid-19 infections, and several have reverted from welcoming customers to browse back to curbside pickup.

  • Sale of Book-Themed Masks to Benefit Binc

    The ABA and Out of Print have collaborated on a new line of book-themed face masks. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

  • Print Sales Enjoy an Unexpected High

    Led by social justice and Father’s Day titles, unit sales had their best week in mid-June.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 29, 2020

    James McBride’s ‘Deacon King Kong,’ the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick, climbs back onto our hardcover fiction list. Plus children’s books new and old introduce concepts of race, and for ‘28 Summers,’ Elin Hilderbrand meets fans where they are.

  • Print Unit Sales Post Another Week of Solid Gains

    Two anti-racist titles, each selling more than 100,000 copies, and books bought for Father's Day led to a 9.1% increase in unit sales of print books last week at outlets that report to BookScan.

  • B&N Makes HQ Layoffs

    Even as its stores reopen, Barnes & Noble has laid off a number of employees at its headquarters, including some book buyers.

  • John Bolton's Memoir Lands, Receives Mixed Reception from Bookstores

    After months of delays due to the Trump administration's attempts to prevent its publication, John Bolton's White House memoir finally lands today—and while some booksellers are eager to sell it, others refuse to do so.

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