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    Booksellers are responding in varied ways to the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the chuldren's book publishing world. One bookstore has pulled books by two authors under fire, while others want the market to decide whether they will stock such books.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 19, 2018

    Kristin Hannah’s ‘The Great Alone’ is the #1 book in the country. Plus the Oprah-annointed ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones takes two positions in hardcover fiction, and Christian lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis gives readers life lessons in ‘Girl, Wash Your Face.'

  • Juvenile Categories Drive Sales Gains in Early February

    With the juvenile fiction and nonfiction categories both posting 7% gains, total print unit sales were 3% higher in the week ended Feb. 11, 2018, than in the comparable week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Chicagoland Bookseller Named GLIBA Executive Director

    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association has named GLIBA board member Larry Law as its executive director, effective March 1. Law currently serves as director of e-commerce and marketing at Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Ill.

  • Bookstore Sales Fell 3.6% in 2017

    A slump in the second half of 2017 resulted in bookstore sales falling to $10.73 billion last year, down from $11.14 billion in 2016.

  • SIBA Bids to Create Eureka Moments

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Association is preparing to hold its first ever “EUREKAsiba” on February 20 in Atlanta, a day-long event aimed at inspiring booksellers to think outside the box.

  • Opening a Queer/Feminist Bookstore in Small-Town Mississippi

    With its official grand opening on February 3, owner Jaime Harker’s dream has become a reality: the small town of Water Valley, Miss. has its first (and only) Queer/Feminist bookstore – Violet Valley Bookstore.

  • B&N to Save $40 Million Following New Layoffs

    After posting disappointing holiday results, Barnes & Noble instituted a round of layoffs yesterday that it says will save the company $40 million annually and result in severance payments of about $11 million.

  • Flooding Brings Booktenders' Secret Garden to the Brink

    Ellen Mager, owner of Booktenders' Secret Garden in Doylestown, Pa., is struggling to cope with flood damage to her children's specialty bookstore at a time when she had hoped to be planning celebrations for the store’s 35th anniversary.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 12, 2018

    Jojo Moyes has the #8 book in the country with her latest Lou Clark novel, ‘Still Me.’ Plus the ‘New York Times’ and PBS team up for a bestseller-boosting book club, and a YA debut offers a happily-ever-after to its author, if not its readers.

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