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    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 0.9 percent in July 2016 compared to July 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    On ABA, Amazon, and Activism, Not to Mention Indies First and Lena Dunham: A Letter From ABA’s President

    ABA President Betsy Burton provides a first look at some of the frightening data from the soon-to-be released updated Civic Economics Amazon and Empty Storefronts Study and encourages booksellers to take advantage of the resources available to create a firestorm of public interest.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in June

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 5 percent in June 2016 compared to June 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 3.1 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Children’s Book Market Trends and Opportunities Featured at Ci4

    Kristen McLean, resident children’s specialist at Nielsen Book, shared key content trends in children’s books, as well as potential opportunities for capturing new readers, during a featured talk at the 2016 Children’s Institute.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 9.7 percent in April 2016 compared to April 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 10.7 percent in March 2016 compared to March 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in February

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 7.2 percent in February 2016 compared to February 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in January

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 3.8 percent in January 2016 compared to January 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Wi11 Education Session Reveals Overall Trends in Book Retailing

    At the Winter Institute 11 education session “Overall Trends in Book Retailing,” Peter Hildick-Smith of Codex Group and Kristen McLean of Nielsen Book presented their latest data on trends in U.S. book retail.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in December

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 9.6 percent in December 2015 compared to December 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Survey Finds Indie Businesses Growing, But Policies Favor Large Companies

    Independent businesses experienced healthy sales growth in 2015, buoyed by their strong community ties and growing public awareness of the benefits of locally owned businesses, according to the Independent Business Survey, released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with Advocates for Independent Business.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 7.5 percent in November 2015 compared to November 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Bestseller Reporting Crucial During Holiday Selling Season

    As the holiday season reaches its peak and bookstores are at their busiest, it is especially important for ABA members to continue to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in October

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 6.9 percent in October 2015 compared to October 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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