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This Week's Bestsellers: June 5, 2023
Regional chart-toppers include Nora Roberts's latest, 'Identity,' and Abraham Verghese's 'The Covenant of Water,' which enjoyed its best sales since its May 2 release. Plus the movie adaption of David Grann's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' is one step closer to release.
Books Inc. Builds a Bridge to Book Fairs
Books Inc., the Bay Area's oldest independent bookstore sporting 11 locations, will operate two book fair models—one traditional, one designed for underserved schools—through its new literary nonprofit, the Reading Bridge.
Print Book Sales Fell 5.5% Last Week
More softness in all categories except adult fiction and the lack of big new titles combined to drop unit sales of print books 5.5% last week compared to the week ended May 28, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan.
This Week's Bestsellers: May 29, 2023
A new book skewers the publishing industry's race issues, the author of 'Eragon' returns to science fiction, and two new nonfiction titles take an alternate view of history on this week's bestseller list.
ABA Meetings Highlight Membership Growth, Strategic Plans
During its annual meeting and community forum, ABA leaders pointed to steady growth in membership over the last three years and outlined plans to deal with new issues, including book bans.
Print Book Sales Dropped 5.7% Last Week
With only the adult fiction category posting an increase, unit sales of print books fell 5.7% last week compared to May 21, 2022 at outlets that report to Circana BookScan.
Workers at Park Slope B&N File for Union Election; Hadley, Mass. Store Votes for Union
Barnes & Noble workers at the Park Slope, Brooklyn, store filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on May 25, making them the third B&N store to do so in less than two months. On the same day, workers at B&N in Hadley, Mass., unanimously voted to unionize.
U.S. Book Show: B&N CEO Says Chain Is in Midst of Significant Change
As Barnes & Noble continues to put its troubled past behind it, CEO James Daunt outlined the "process of change" at the company, which includes renovating stores to make them more appealing, empowering employees, adding sidelines, and renewing the browsing experience both offline and on.
Expanding the Reimagining Bookstores Campaign
A cornerstone of the Reimagining Bookstores campaign is encouraging booksellers to rethink “outdated” frameworks for maximizing profits and instead emphasizing bookstores’ social value—and now, organizers say, is the time to double down on that.
This Week's Bestsellers: May 22, 2023
'The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece' by actor and debut novelist Tom Hanks is the #6 book in the country. Plus two novels win the 2023 Pulitzer for fiction, and both get a boost on our lists.
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