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Indie bookstores make plans for Indies First/Small Business Saturday

Nov 15 2017: Indies First/Small Business Saturday 2017 and the start of the holiday shopping season are just a week and a half away (Nov 25), and more independent bookstores around the United States are finalizing their plans for the annual celebration of bookselling and small ...

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Bookstores sales decline for the second month in a row

Nov 15 2017: Bookstore sales declined 6.5% this September, compared to September 2016, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning. Sales in September were $1.01 billion, down from $1.8 billion a year ago.

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Top hundred nonfiction books of all time

Nov 12 2017: The Observer newspaper continues its 2+ year project to review what it deems to be the top 100 nonfiction books of all time. The series began in February 2016 with their No. 1 pick, Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction and is on track to complete by the turn of the ...

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Pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series

Nov 12 2017: With 4 million or 17% of all online ebooks being pirated, novelists including Maggie Stiefvater and Samantha Shannon say theft by fans puts their books at risk.

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Playwright Tom Stoppard wins lifetime achievement award

Nov 12 2017: The playwright Tom Stoppard has won the David Cohen prize for a lifetime’s achievement in literature, hailed as a "giant of 20th-century British drama" with an "outstanding and enduring body of unfailingly creative, innovative and brilliant work."

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Is reading in bed a thing of the past?

Nov 10 2017: Howard Jacobson in the Guardian asks how many of us still read a book in bed?

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Does anybody know what a bestseller is?

Nov 07 2017: Publishers Weekly reports on the proliferation of bestseller lists and asks "when nearly any title can be called a bestseller, does becoming a bestseller still matter?"

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Book World to close All 45 stores across the Midwest

Nov 01 2017: Wisconsin-based Book World Inc. has announced that it is closing all bookstores in its Book World chain that operates 45 outlets across the Midwest. In a letter to its business partners and vendors as well as in a release sent to media, Book World said that liquidation ...

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