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  • Independent Bookstore Day Gets Even Bigger

    The fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day takes place on Saturday, April 27, with 580 stores participating, up from 507 last year.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 22, 2019

    Chelsea Handler’s ‘Life Will Be the Death of Me,’ which PW called ‘amusingly offbeat,’ is the #2 book in the country. Plus Martha Hall Kelly is in full flower with ‘Lost Roses,’ her follow-up to ‘Lilac Girls,’ and new Macmillan imprint Celadon has its second bestseller in ‘Wolfpack.’

  • Juvenile Titles Push Unit Sales Up 5.9% in Mid-April

    Led by big gains in the juvenile categories, total print unit sales rose 5.9% in the week ended Apr. 13, 2019, over the comparable week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Bookstore Sales Have Second Consecutive Bad Month

    Bookstore sales fell 6.4% in February compared to a year ago, dropping to $626 million from $669 million in February 2018. In January, sales were down 9.6%.

  • Booksellers Publish First Copies of Mueller Report

    Giving new meaning to the publishing industry term “instant book,” two independent bookstores turned the release of the redacted 400-page investigative report by special counsel Robert Mueller into a print-on-demand feature within hours of its release on Thursday.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 15, 2019

    Historian Douglas Brinkley launches a new season of space exploration books with ‘American Moonshot.’ Plus Lori Gottlieb, who writes the Dear Therapist column for ‘The Atlantic,’ debuts at #9 in hardcover nonfiction with ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,’ and YA novelist Tahereh Mafi builds on her Shatter Me series with ‘Defy Me.’

  • Easter Titles Help Lift Unit Sales 4.3% in Early April

    With Easter having passed by this time in 2018 and the holy day still a few weeks away this year, overall unit sales of print books rose 4.3% in the week ended Apr. 6, 2019, over the comparable week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Follett Will Open Five Book Fair Fulfillment Centers

    Follett Corp., which entered the school book fair business in fall 2017, will open five new fulfillment centers by August 1.

  • Porter Square Books to Open in New Boston Literary Center

    Porter Square Books will open a second location in Boston’s Seaport District, taking a ground floor space in a new literary center that will house the creative writing non-profit GrubStreet and the poetry non-profit Mass Poetry.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 8, 2019

    Bobby Hall, aka hip-hop artist Logic, has the #1 book in the country with ‘Supermarket,’ his debut novel. Plus new installments of the Expanse and Miasie Dobbs series land their authors on our hardcover fiction list.

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