- In Brief: December 12, 2019
The day also included books for sale by Riverstone Books, an illustrator’s workshop, storytime, and a silent auction of children’s book illustrations.
- BookExpo 2019: Celebrating the Pannell Awards
At Friday morning’s Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, two bookstores will be honored with a 2019 Women’s National Book Association Pannell Award for excellence in bookselling.
- Print Sales Enjoy an Unexpected High
In early spring, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced most bookstores to close and disrupted print book sales through Amazon, no one could have predicted that by summer unit sales of print books would be up 1.4% for the year to date over the same period in 2019, nor
- European Book Sales Faltered in 2020
Bookstores saw sales drop 8.7% for the year, but gains by online booksellers and platforms offset that decline.
- Italy's Book Sales Bounce Back
Perhaps even more heartening is the news that bookstore and online sales (excluding Amazon), which had fallen by 70% in weekly sales between March and April, have bounded back, showing as much as a 2.5% hike over 2019 for the week ending on July 19.
- PW’s Top News Stories of 2019
Elliott Advisors Buys Barnes & Noble; Daunt Named CEOAfter struggling for several years to find ways to boost the bookstore chain’s sales and to improve its bottom line, B&N’s board of directors approved the sale of the company to private equity firm Elliott Advisors in a deal wor
- Bookshop and Libro Post Strong Sales in 2020
Bookshop's sales have been strong and Indiecommerce sales are up 680% over 2019, according to the ABA.
- D.C. Bookstore Uses Food Delivery App for Books
Independent bookstores are trying a variety of sales and marketing tactics to stay afloat during the new coronavirus outbreak, but Washington D.C.’s Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is claiming first spot in using an unexpected source for book delivery in the nation’s capital.
- ABA's Priority Is 'Keeping Bookstores Open'
"If we ever felt we were damaging indie bookstore sales in any way, we would change course," he said.
- Books Are the Stars at BookExpo 2019
Despite a number of distractions—heavy downpours that made getting to evening events difficult, the size of the exhibit floor, pending tariffs on books imported from China, and Baker & Taylor’s exit from the retailing wholesale market—the 2019 edition of BookExpo settled down to talk about books due
- Indie Bookstores Begin Temporary Closures
The store had healthy sales in 2019 and can withstand some financial interruption, but, “it depends on how long we all need to stay out of our regular lives,” said Gillman.Like Square Books, Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn remained open, and sales were strong over the we
- With a Plunge in Returns, Net Sales Fell 3.5% in April
Net publishing sales fell 3.5% in April compared to April 2019 for the 1,361 publishers who report revenue to AAP’s StatShot program.
- German Sales Drop 14% in the First Half of 2020
In 2019, the German book market saw €9.29 billion in total sales, which was up 1.7% over 2018.
- Porter Square Books: PW's 2020 Bookstore of the Year
Sales at the store have increased year over year since the pair purchased it and were up 4.5% in 2019.
- HBG Sales Rose 19% in Q3
Led by the megabestseller Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer and The Return by Nicholas Sparks, sales at Hachette Book Group jumped 19.2% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020, over the comparable period in 2019, parent company Lagardère reported.