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  • New Report Examines the Problem of High Bookstore Rents

    A new report looks at what ABA president Betsy Burton calls "the most critical issue" for locally owned businesses.

  • Bookstore News: April 28, 2016

    New children's bookstore to open in California. Amazon expands pickup locations, on campus and off. And a Massachusetts bookstore faces protestors.

  • Len Riggio, Barnes & Noble Founder, Announces Retirement

    Len Riggio, who built Barnes & Noble from a single store into the country's largest bricks-and-mortar bookseller, will retire after the company's September annual meeting.

  • Booksellers Prepare For Independent Bookstore Day

    With less than a week to go, 435 independent bookstores are getting ready for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday. Bookstores intend to make it a party with everything from music to food to promotions and giveaways.

  • Bookstore News: April 26, 2016

    A poetry bookshop begins changing hands, while a new store gets ready to open in Massachusetts. B&N to open in downtown Hartford in 2017.

  • Bookstore News: April 25, 2016

    A Queens bookstore gets one step closer to opening; a Virginia Books-A-Million preps its new location; and a Canadian indie is planning a big birthday celebration.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending April 17, 2016

    PW's weekly look at print book sales powered by Nielsen Bookscan.

  • Baker & Taylor Finds A Home at Follett

    Follett Corp.’s acquisition of Baker & Taylor marks the end of B&T’s 188-year run as a standalone company.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 25, 2016

    From Broadway to bookstores: the #2 book in the country is ‘Hamilton' by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. Plus Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest lifestyle title launches a new brand for Grand Central, Oprah Winfrey helps Cheryl Strayed onto the bestseller list six months after publication, and much more.

  • A Children's Bookshop Grows in Brooklyn

    On April 30, New York City will add a third children's specialty store, Stories, launched by novelist Maggie Pouncey and her husband, tech entrepreneur Matt Miller.

  • NC Author Sara Gruen Mounting Local Event to Fight HB2

    To prove that authors do not need to cancel events in North Carolina in order to show their opposition to the state's new "bathroom law," local bestseller Sara Gruen has mounted an event called "Kill the Bill" with a major local bookseller, and other NC authors.

  • Book Depot Betting Big on Its Returns Business

    The Ontario, Canada-based book wholesaler is completing a $3 million project to add a large-scale mechanical sorter, robotics, and supporting technologies that will give it significantly faster sorting capabilities.

  • Bookstore News: April 18, 2016

    A D.C. store is preparing to open; an Indiana bookstore is getting new owners; a California bookstore is receiving a small business award; and a long-time Pittsburgh bookseller has died.

  • Partners Hoping to Move Distribution Clients to Midpoint

    When Partners closed its wholesale arms in Holt, Mich., and Renton, Wash., it also meant the dissolution of the company's distribution operation. Now those clients have the option to move to Midpoint.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending April 10, 2016

    PW's weekly look at print book sales powered by Nielsen Bookscan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: April 18, 2016

    Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, have the #3 book in the country with ‘The Rainbow Comes and Goes’. Plus AOL cofounder Steve Case presents his take on entrepreneurship, Cameron Diaz tackles issues of aging, and much more.

  • Strong February for Bookstore Sales

    Bookstore sales in February rose 7.2% over February of 2015, rising to $732 million, according to preliminary estimates released by the Census Bureau.

  • Bookstore News: April 15, 2016

    An Alaska porn shop is becoming a bookstore; a California bookstore receives award for new business model; and ABA announces new board.

  • Judy Blume, Bookseller

    At 78, bestselling author Judy Blume has added a new occupation to her c.v.: that of bookseller.

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