A Q&A With Children’s Institute Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger of NPD Book

    Risbridger will dive into the most recent trends in children’s books, including genre, format, buyer behavior, and more, and attendees will emerge with new insights to help them maximize their business.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 3.5 percent in March 2018 compared to March 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of May, the year-to-date sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up more than 5 percent over 2017

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in February

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 2.3 percent in February 2018 compared to February 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of April 11, the year-to-date sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up more than 4.5 percent over 2017. 

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in January

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 8.4 percent in January 2018 compared to January 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of March 6, the year-to-date sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up more than 4 percent over 2017.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in December

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 8.2 percent in December 2017 compared to December 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. The independent bookstore channel ended the year with a 2.6 percent increase over 2016.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in November

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 6 percent in November 2017 compared to November 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. Year-end 2017 sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up 2.6 percent over 2016.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in October

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 4.6 percent in October 2017 compared to October 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. Sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up slightly more than two percent year to date.

    Indies Believe They Are Better Positioned Than Chains to Weather Amazon’s Growth

    A new survey from the Advocates for Independent Business reports that as bricks-and-mortar retail faces new stresses, the impacts appear to be playing out differently for independent retailers than for chains.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in September

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 6.6 percent in September 2017 compared to September 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. Sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up slightly more than two percent year to date.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in August

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 10.9 percent in August 2017 compared to August 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 1.9 percent in July 2017 compared to July 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in June

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.5 percent in June 2017 compared to June 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.7 percent in May 2017 compared to May 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.9 percent in April 2017 compared to April 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 2.4 percent in March 2017 compared to March 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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