Paper Book Sales Decline Slightly

Paper Book Sales Decline Slightly

According to Publishers Weekly, unit sales of print books fell 5.5% last week, with no big books hitting shelves that week. The adult nonfiction and fiction categories were the hardest hit, with a decline of about 8% last week. The only major publishing category that increased in sales was juvenile nonfiction, which had a 0.5% gain. Some other genres also saw an increase in sales, such as social situations/family/health, which were up 41.7%, and biographies/autobiographies, ahead 24%, while there was also some smaller declines in the bigger subgenre areas of education/reference/language, games/activities/hobbies, and history/sports/people/places.   Sales are expected to rise …

Bookshop Raises $1 Million for Independent Bookstores

Bookshop Raises $1 Million for Independent Bookstores

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Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that has partnered with independent bookstores to share a percentage of each purchase, has officially raised $1 million dollars for independent bookshops across the country. Though the site was supposed to be in beta until the fall, they have already made incredible strides in the wake of Covid-19.

Amid Pandemic, Libro.fm and Bookshop.org Sales Skyrocket

Amid Pandemic, Libro.fm and Bookshop.org Sales Skyrocket

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Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, many people have chosen to self-quarantine and practice social distancing in efforts to stop the spread. This leaves many with newfound free time on their hands and the challenge of finding ways to entertain themselves while quarantining at home. In this quest, many have turned to reading to fill their spare time and rather than go to a bookstore to acquire these books, they can be found entirely online.    Audio-bookstore, Libro.fm, and online bookstore, Bookshop.org have both seen sales skyrocket, as a result of the recent coronavirus pandemic. Both online stores collaborate with independent …

#Bookstagrammer of the Week: @bookpairings

#Bookstagrammer of the Week: @bookpairings

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Want to see your favorite Bookstagrammer featured next? Message @bookstrofficial here.   This Week’s Featured creator: @bookpairings   Each week Bookstr is going to be highlighting your favorite Bookstagrammers. A Bookstagrammer is someone who shares all of their literary interests, ranging from book reviews and aesthetically pleasing book pictures to outfit pictures featuring their current reads. Anything that evokes bibliophile feels is on their Instagram pages. Make sure to give these Bookstagrammers the love they deserve! This week we are getting to know a Bookstagrammer with a passion for books and indie bookshops: Laci, or as you would know her …