Book Sense

12 Dec

Nonprofit Market Street Books Turns Five

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06 Dec

The January 2008 Book Sense Picks & Notables Preview

Here is the full listing of January Book Sense Picks, with booksellers' comments, as well as a preview of the month's Notables. Independent booksellers in the Book Sense program will be receiving their January Picks fliers in the December Red Box.

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05 Dec

A Winter Institute Destination

Participants in this January's Winter Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, who want to visit one of the area's local independent bookstores need only cross the Ohio River to find Destinations Booksellers in New Albany, Indiana. Though it's in a neighboring state, the store is 10 minutes from the Wi3 hotel, and that's "if the traffic is really bad," said Destinations' co-owner Randy Smith.

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04 Dec

Following a Trail of Crumbs to Self-Understanding


Kim Sunée

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04 Dec

Hold That Space: Year-End Bestsellers Publishing Next Week

The 2007 Book Sense Bestsellers, a special listing of the year's 15 bestselling titles in six categories -- Hardcover Fiction, Hardcover Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction, Paperback Nonfiction, Children's Fiction, and Children's Illustrated -- will be published in Bookselling This Week next Thursday, December 13.

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29 Nov

What-the-Dickens? Fans Chat With Gregory Maguire

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28 Nov

The Book Sense Mystery Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending November 27, 2007, and based on sales in independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide.

1.

Book of the Dead
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399153938

2.

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21 Nov

Tips for Promoting Gift Card Sales This Holiday Season

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) Gift Card Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, gift card sales this holiday season will total $26.3 billion, compared to $24.8 billion in 2006.

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20 Nov

Coming Soon: The 2007 Book Sense Bestsellers

The 2007 Book Sense Bestsellers, a special listing of the year's 15 bestselling titles in six categories -- Hardcover Fiction, Hardcover Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction, Paperback Nonfiction, Children's Fiction, and Children's Illustrated -- will be published in Bookselling This Week on Thursday, December 13. The lists will be produced in six downloadable 8-1/2" x 11" PDFs that can be displayed individually or together to create one large 2007 Book Sense Bestsellers poster.

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20 Nov

Holiday Reminders From BookSense.com

It's Thanksgiving weekend, and that means one thing to retailers: the holiday selling season is finally here. While sleigh bells are ringing and cash registers jingling, booksellers can expect traffic to their BookSense.com websites and online sales to peak each Monday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (What "Black Friday" is to storefront retailers, the Monday after Thanksgiving -- "Cyber Monday" -- has become to online retailers.)

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15 Nov

The Winter 2007 - 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Winter 2007 - 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks List is available now for preview. The list will be coming to independent bookstores with Book Sense in the Children's White Box, which will arrive in stores this month.

Additional copies of the Winter Kids' Picks list may be requested via e-mail to lindaf@bookweb.org.

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15 Nov

What the Dickens? BookSense.com to Host Chat With Gregory Maguire


Gregory Maguire

Candlewick Press and BookSense.com are partnering to host an online chat with bestselling author Gregory Maguire on Monday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

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15 Nov

A Growing Concern: Paulina Springs Books

After managing a food co-op that grew from four employees into a 100-person operation, Brad Smith was looking for a business where he could once again know most of his customers personally. He found that in Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, Oregon, population 2,000.

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15 Nov

Gotham Books' "You're Great!" Book Sense Gift Card Available November 21

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14 Nov

The Book Sense Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending November 13, 2007, and based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

The World Is Flat
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, $16, 9780312425074

2.

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