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    Fashion mogul and onetime pop singer and reality TV star Jessica Simpson has the #1 book in the country with ‘Open Book.’ Plus Reese Witherspoon and Jenna Bush Hager’s new book club picks make their list debuts.

  • Bookstores Team Up to Turn Arizona Blue

    Bookshop Santa Cruz in California and Changing Hands Bookstore in Arizona, have partnered in a drive to register Arizona voters and persuade them to vote Democrat in this year's presidential election.

  • Bookstore Sales Fell 5.7% in 2019

    Bookstore sales, which struggled for most of the year, ended 2019 with a weak December and finished the year with a 5.7% sales drop compared to 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 10, 2020

    ‘New Kid,’ the first graphic novel to win a Newbery Medal, debuts on our children’s fiction list. Plus Costco Pennie’s Pick ‘The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek’ lands on our trade paper list nine months after publication, and books associated with the late Kobe Bryant draw renewed attention.

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    A recent test found that titles can be more important than cover art in attracting prospective readers.

  • PLA 2020: Indie Booksellers Keep Nashville Humming

    After losing Davis-Kidd Booksellers, the Nashville bookstore scene is celebrating an indie resurgence.

  • Waterstones Shows Profit, But B&N Is a ‘Big Mess’

    In the year ended April 27, 2019, sales and profits rose at Waterstones, but over the Christmas holiday season, sales at Barnes & Noble "were awful," James Daunt, CEO of B&N and Waterstones, told the U.K. press.

  • B&N, PRH Cancel Diverse Editions Promotion

    Backlash against a Black History Month promotion from Barnes & Noble and Penguin Random House that saw racially and ethnically diverse covers put on classic books by mostly white authors led to its cancellation.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: February 3, 2020

    ‘A Very Stable Genius,’ a critique of the Trump presidency, is the #1 book in the country. Plus Isabel Allende floats onto the hardcover fiction list with ‘A Long Petal of the Sea,’ and ‘El Traidor,’ a Spanish-language true crime title, debuts on our trade paper list.

  • ABA Added 111 Stores in 2019

    The American Booksellers Association added 111 new member bookstores last year. In addition, the ABA indicated that 25 stores were sold to new owners last year.

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