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    In an annual meeting and town hall that touched on the many issues and challenges that booksellers face today, New England Independent Booksellers Association members took up a message of resilience and looked ahead to 2021 with good spirits in spite of it all.

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    Despite expanding their services during the most challenging time for retailers in recent memory, booksellers enter the holiday season worried about forces beyond their control.

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    Helped by the release of Bob Woodward’s Rage, unit sales of print books jumped 16.4% in the week ended Sept. 19, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: September 28, 2020

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  • NAIBA Membership Pulls Together During a Difficult Year

    The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association board met virtually with its membership on Thursday morning to review a year that was marked by both unprecedented challenges and bold new initiatives.

  • SIBA Membership Nearly Quadrupled in 2020

    The annual meeting of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, which took place at the New Voices New Rooms conference on Thursday, revealed that its membership jumped from 160 stores in 2019 to 589 stores this year, after it waived membership dues.

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    Helped by the release of Bob Woodward's 'Rage,' unit sales of print books rose 2.3% last week at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

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    Word of the new NEIBA Reading Challenge, aimed at radically reshaping the reading habits of booksellers in the region, came just hours before the announcement that only one charge would be brought against a police officer in the killing of Breonna Taylor—news that reverberated during the bookselling organization’s evening awards banquet.

  • Suburban Toronto Indigo Store Unionizes

    Workers at the Indigo Books & Music location in Mississauga, Ontario, in suburban Toronto, have voted to join UFCW Local 1006A, prompted in part by orders to clean customer bathrooms.

  • How Bookstores Can Keep Bestsellers In Stock

    The Heartland Summer virtual trade show's final education session for GLIBA and MIBA booksellers featured a panel of publishers explaining the 'witchy science' of determining print runs to keep books moving from printers to bookstores during a tough time for American printers.

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