Specialty Bookselling

    The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending January 14, 2018.

    The Indie Mystery and Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 31, 2017.

    January 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

    Based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of December.

    Wi13 Panel to Discuss Strategies for Reaching Romance Readers

    The “Courting the Romance Reader” education session at Winter Institute will give booksellers tips for marketing the genre and engaging with its devoted readership.

    The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 3, 2017.

    December 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

    Based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of November.

    Booksellers Join in Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrations

    Several ABA member bookstores that also sell toys were among the retailers taking part in ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 11, when toy retailers officially kicked off the holiday season.

    Indie Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Annual University Press Week

    This week, indie booksellers are celebrating the Association of American University Presses’ sixth annual University Press Week; this year’s theme is “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters.”

    Card Carrying Books & Gifts Opens With Upbeat Feminist Message

    A new bookstore in Corning, New York, has become a clubhouse for area teens by offering a mix of books and gifts with a feminist twist. 

    Libro.fm Update: Audiobook Gifting, Indies First Special, November Audiobook Bestsellers

    Customers can take advantage of a special discount on audiobooks in celebration of Indies First, and just in time for the holidays, Libro.fm has launched digital audiobook gifting.

    The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 29, 2017.

    Around Indies

    Bookburgh opens in northern New York; Powell’s is setting for artist’s photos, book; Fabled Bookshop coming to Waco; Dog Ears Bookstore starts afterschool program; Branches Books & Gifts participates in fall festival; Cellar Door Books marks five years; Buffalo Street Books raises funds

    The Indie Mystery and Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 15, 2017.

    The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

    The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 33 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

    Ordering Underway for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

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