Specialty Bookselling

09 Jun

The Book Sense Sports and Hobbies Bestseller List

For the four-week period ending June 6, 2004, and based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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27 May

Summer 2004 Children's Book Sense Picks

This week, Book Sense is announcing the Summer 2004 Children's Book Sense Picks, based on the nominations of independent booksellers nationwide. The mailing of printed fliers to stores began on Tuesday, May 25, and booksellers should be receiving them within seven working days.

To review the Children's Book Sense Picks, click here.

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26 May

The Book Sense Reference Bestseller List

For the four-week period ending May 23, 2004, and based on sales reporting by hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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18 May

Community Seeks to Save Black Images Book Bazaar

In April, Emma Rodgers and Ashira Tosihwe, owners of Black Images Book Bazaar in Dallas, announced that the bookstore would close in 2005. However, now Black Images is the focus of a widespread effort to keep its doors open, and Rodgers and Tosihwe are reconsidering their plans. Rodgers had cited high rents and the economy as among the reasons the store would not renew its lease, but the pair intentionally announced their plans well in advance.

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13 May

The Summer 2004 Book Sense Top Ten Audiobook Picks

Here are the Summer 2004 Book Sense Top Ten Audiobook Picks. The selections are based on the nominations of independent booksellers nationwide, and pads of Top Ten fliers for customers were included in the May Red Box mailing to independent booksellers in the Book Sense program. June is National Audiobook Month, and, along with the Top Ten titles, the flier includes a promotional message from the Audio Publishers Association.

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13 May

The Book Sense Gardening and Nature Bestseller List

Based on sales for the four-week period ending May 9, 2004, in hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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20 Apr

Speaking of Audio: The Dreaded Summer Reading List

By Robin Whitten

Yikes! The dreaded Summer Reading List is almost upon us. Teachers want to keep building their students' skills and parents want their children to excel, so the list arrives like clockwork every June. Kids, however, wish it would just disappear. But savvy booksellers make plans now to help out.

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07 Apr

The Book Sense Holocaust Studies Bestseller List

Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S., for the four-week period ending April 4, 2004.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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30 Mar

A Newsletter to Watch Out For

Carol Seajay, former bookseller and publisher of the now defunct Feminist Bookstore News, launched a newsletter in September titled Books to Watch Out For. Available in two editions -- The Lesbian Edition and The Gay Men's Edition -- the e-newsletter, also available in print, features book reviews, industry happenings, and other book news for readers interested in gay, lesbian, and feminist literature.

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23 Mar

The Book Sense Investing and Personal Finance Bestseller List

For the four-week sales period ending March 21, 2004, and based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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17 Mar

The Book Sense Sci-Fi/Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on four weeks of sales at over 400 independent bookstores across America.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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11 Mar

Announcing the 2004 - 2005 Reading Group Suggestions Book Sense 76

Stores will be receiving the 2004 - 2005 Reading Group Suggestions Book Sense 76 in the March White Box mailing, but the full list, with bookseller quotes, can be previewed online at news.bookweb.org/read/2313 now.

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