The Holiday Season Looks Promising for Indie Bookstores

Independent bookstores saw steady sales over the shopping spree that increasingly characterizes the three days after Thanksgiving, which brought with them a much-needed confidence boost for booksellers going into the holiday season. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Holiday Season Looks Promising for Indie Bookstores

Independent bookstores saw steady sales over the shopping spree that increasingly characterizes the three days after Thanksgiving, which brought with them a much-needed confidence boost for booksellers going into the holiday season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies Expect a Happy Holiday Season—Big books of the Fall

Indie bookstores are looking forward to a strong season, with new releases from Michelle Obama and other heavy hitters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Shipping Delays Frustrate Indies’ Holiday Season

Across the country, booksellers described mounting frustration with late deliveries this week as split and unfulfilled orders caused confusion and concern. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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61 amazing independent bookstores worth supporting this holiday season

They don’t own Whole Foods, but they do sell books! As Groucho Marx once said, outside of a dog, books are man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Independent bookstores, Amazon all report successful holiday season

Many independent bookstores reported holiday sales as good or better than last year's, while Amazon called the 2013 holiday season its best ever. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Happy holidays for indie bookstores – but not for Barnes

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Is print dead? Not at this indie bookstore publishing L.A.'s untold stories

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Independent Bookstore Day 2024: 'An Indie Bookseller's Christmas'

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East Coast, Southern, and Chain Bookstores Report Strong Holiday Sales

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Circana BookScan: A Holiday-Season Boost in US Print Sales

Circana Bookscan reports that in week 51 in the U.S., 31 million print books were sold, marking a 1-percent holiday season growth over 2022. The post Circana BookScan: A Holiday-Season Boost in US Print Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Midwestern Booksellers Report a Strong Finish to the 2023 Holiday Season

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Indie Presses Tout Titles for the Holiday

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Queer Indie Bookstore Splits Profits with LGBTQ Authors

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10 of the Best Indie Bookstores in the World

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day, the one-day book party held all across the country on the last Saturday in April every year to celebrate indie bookstores large and small. There’s no better time to show your local indie a little love—preferably by going to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A new Highland Park bookstore is funded by publishers — but as indie as it gets

When publishers Rare Bird and Unnamed Press moved into Highland Park, North Figueroa Bookshop soon followed, putting down roots in a bookstore-starved neighbohood. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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