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22 Nov

Current & Projected Online Holiday Shopping Sales Trends For 2022

There are some notable online sales trends surfacing for bookstores in the lead up to the holiday season.

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22 Nov
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

A Q&A With Lily Brooks-Dalton, Author of December Indie Next List Top Pick “The Light Pirate”

“A survivor of a book. In the not-too-distant future, Florida is hurricane central, and Wanda (a hurricane namesake) is in the eye of this story that wraps around you; you’ll hold on for dear life, with everybody else,” said Michelle Bear of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.

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16 Nov
Winter Institute 2023

78 Booksellers Win Scholarships to 2023 Winter Institute

The awards cover the conference fee, a 4-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $500 in travel expenses to the February 20–23 event in Seattle, Washington.

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16 Nov
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

The Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending November 13, 2022. 

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03 Nov
Unfulfilled: ABA and Civic Economics Take on Amazon

Unfulfilled: ABA and Civic Economics Take on Amazon

This year’s report, Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape, includes studies which provide the opportunity to build a deep understanding of how Amazon affects small businesses and communities across the nation, and how those impacts have changed over the years.

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