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  • Minneapolis Bookstores Deal With Fire, Vandalism During Chaotic Weekend

    Twin Cities bookstores tried to weather the civil unrest that continued throughout the weekend. While Moon Palace Books remained mostly unscathed during days of rioting, Uncle Edgar's and Uncle Hugo's burned down.

  • Print Units Jumped 11% in Mid-May

    The release of Suzanne Collins’s prequel to her Hunger Games series in the week ended May 23, 2020, drove up unit sales of print books by 11.1% over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 1, 2020

    The #1 book in the country is ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,’ Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games prequel. Plus Curtis Sittenfeld reimagines the life of ‘Rodham,’ and Bill Gates sends Disney exec Robert Iger on a wild ride.

  • Riots Continue to Affect Twin Cities Shops and Bookstores

    A second night of rioting in Minneapolis/St. Paul continues to affect booksellers located in the areas that have become scenes of violence.

  • 2020 Pannell Award Winners Announced

    The awards, presented by the Women’s National Book Association, have been given to BookPeople in Austin, Tex., and Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Ga.

  • Minneapolis Indie Bookstores Weather Riots

    Two Minneapolis indie bookstores on the city blocks most torn apart by the protests on Wednesday evening that continued into the early morning hours on Thursday have so far escaped unscathed.

  • Two Indie Booksellers Associations Join Forces for Fall Conference

    In lieu of in-person gatherings, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association will host a combined virtual conference from September 21-25.

  • WORD Bookstore and Authors Team Up for Charity

    All this week WORD Bookstores in Brooklyn and New Jersey will donate 10% of the purchase prices of books by a rotating group of authors to a different charity each day.

  • Denver's BookBar Switches Up Business Model

    Denver's BookBar bookstore is marking its seventh anniversary by changing its business model to provide services beyond retail, such as a literary imprint, BookBar Press, and a writers-in-residence program.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 25, 2020

    ‘The Henna Artist,’ Alka Joshi’s debut novel and the Reese’s Book Club pick for May, debuts at #16 in hardcover fiction. Plus a pair of backlist titles offering advice on coping with adversity have seen renewed interest since Covid-19 took hold in the U.S., and Scott Turow returns for ‘The Last Trial.’

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