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16 Oct

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in August

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 3.4 percent in August 2014 compared to August 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
 
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15 Sep

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 5.1 percent in July 2014 compared to July 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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11 Sep

BTW News Briefs

ICSC poll finds support for e-fairness at all-time high; Chase and Google to award small business grants; Study analyzes reading habits of Millennials; Man Booker Prize shortlist revealed; Neil Gaiman to present lifetime achievement award to Ursula Le Guin; Ellen Chodosh named director of NYU Press

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14 Aug

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in June

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 7.5 percent in June 2014 compared to June 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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15 Jul

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in May

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 7.6 percent in May 2014 compared to May 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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12 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in April

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1.3 percent in April 2014 compared to April 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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14 May

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in March

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 7.6 percent in March 2014 compared to March 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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16 Apr

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in February

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 6.8 percent in February 2014 compared to February 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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13 Mar

January Retail Sales at Bookstores Down

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 6.9 percent in January 2014 compared to January 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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18 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores End the Year Down

December 2013 retail sales at bookstores were down by 0.5 percent compared to December 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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12 Feb

BTW News Briefs

BEA author breakfast emcees announced; World Read Aloud Day to be celebrated March 5; Study shows changes in use of college course materials; Chronicle to distribute Twirl Books; Image recognition feature added to Amazon app

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06 Feb

Independent Business Owners Report Growing Public Support, Call for Policies to Level the Playing Field

A post-holiday survey of 2,602 independent business owners across the U.S., including ABA member bookstores, has found that the Buy Local message is boosting customer traffic and improving the outlook on Main Street.

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17 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Slip in October

October retail sales at bookstores were down by one percent compared to October 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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17 Dec

Bestseller Reporting Especially Important During Holiday Season

As the year comes to an end and bookstores are at their busiest, it is crucially important that booksellers continue to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists to demonstrate the power of independents to the industry as a whole.

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21 Nov

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in September

After months of decline, September retail sales at bookstores were up by 6.3 percent compared to September 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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