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15 Aug

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.

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14 Jul

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.

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14 Jun

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.

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12 May

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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17 Apr

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in February

Retail sales at bookstores were down by three percent in February 2017 compared to February 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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15 Mar

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in January

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 3.7 percent in January 2017 compared to January 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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15 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in December, Up in 2016

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

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13 Jan

The Top Sources of IndieCommerce Store Traffic in 2016

Three referral sources were responsible for almost 75 percent of IndieCommerce traffic in 2016, according to IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies.

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13 Jan

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.5 percent in November 2016 compared to November 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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14 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in October

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1 percent in October 2016 compared to October 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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15 Nov

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in September

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.7 percent in September 2016 compared to September 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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01 Nov

Publishing Insights From the Nielsen Children’s Book Summit

Industry experts and executives discussed important issues in children’s publishing at the annual Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on October 27.

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14 Oct

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in August

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 2 percent in August 2016 compared to August 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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28 Sep

Updated Study Drives Home Amazon’s Negative Impact on Economy

On September 28, ABA and Civic Economics released a full update of their “Amazon and Empty Storefronts” study. The new data, from 2015, shows that Amazon’s negative impact on Main Streets is growing significantly worse.

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15 Sep

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.

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