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    The labor union which has represented the employees of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., has filed several grievances with store management over rehiring practices, which force former employees to reapply for their previous jobs and are stripping them of seniority and benefits.

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    Unit sales of print books increased 12.4% in the week ended May 1, 2021, over the comparable period in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: May 10, 2021

    The latest Murderbot installment, 'Fugitive Telemetry,' debuts at #12 in hardcover fiction. Plus Jhumpa Lahiri makes her 'Whereabouts' known, and the Netflix series 'Shadow and Bone,' based on two Leigh Bardugo novels, boosts the author's sales.

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    With five of the six major categories posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 12.4% in the week ended May 1, 2021, over the comparable week in 2020. Through May 1, unit sales were up 26% over 2020.

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    The Ontario-based publisher and independent bookstore has soft-launched a series of chapbooks by booksellers, for booksellers, aimed at sparking discussion and debate about important issues in the trade.

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    Unit sales of print books rose 24.3% in the week ended Apr. 24, 2021, over the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

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    Food editor, recipe developer, and Instagram star Molly Baz's debut, 'Cook This Book,' is #6 in the country. Plus Michelle Zaunder, aka Japanese Breakfast, lands at #7 in hardcover nonfiction with 'Crying in H Mart,' and a previously unpublished Richard Wright novel, 'The Man Who Lived Underground,' finally sees the light of day.

  • Notable New England Bookstores Change Owners

    Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vt., and its sister store in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., have been sold to new owners, as has the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vt.

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