Specialty Bookselling

28 Aug

The Autumn 2003 Children's Book Sense 76 Top Ten

Here are the top ten titles as tallied from hundreds of nominations from independent booksellers around the country for the Autumn 2003 Children's Book Sense 76.

The full Children's Book Sense 76 -- with booksellers' quotes -- will be in next week's Bookselling This Week.

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20 Aug

The Book Sense Reference Bestseller List

Based on four weeks of sales ended August 17, 2003.

This week's Book Sense Category Bestseller List shows that books still rule in the information age.

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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12 Aug

The Book Sense Sci-Fi/Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on four weeks of sales from 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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06 Aug

The Book Sense Animal Bestseller List

The Book Sense Animal Bestseller List for the four weeks ended August 3, 2003.

Based on sales reports from well over 400 Book Sense stores nationwide.

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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24 Jul

The Book Sense Cooking Bestseller List

Based on sales reports from well over 400 independent bookstores across the U.S. for the four weeks ending July 20, 2003.

Food, glorious food. We wonder, Are women even allowed near the grill?

Attention Media: To reprint this list, contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org.

Thanks to all loyal reporters!

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17 Jul

Announcing the Fall 2003 Book Sense 76 Science Fiction and Fantasy Top Ten

Here are booksellers' picks for the top ten science fiction and fantasy titles for the fall. Pads will be in the August white box mailing and a downloadable PDF file will be available at www.bookweb.org/read/1474 next week. This Web page also includes links to all past Book Sense 76s.

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09 Jul

The Book Sense Parenting Bestseller List

Based on four weeks of sales from 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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12 Jun

Graphic Novel Panel Explores Expanding Market

It had to be a cultural milestone in the mainstream acceptance of graphic novels.

The in-store book group at the unquestionably mature Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, Washington, recently chose as its featured discussion title Chris Ware's Guardian Prize-winning graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon).

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12 Jun

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Travel Literature

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

It’s summertime and, as thoughts turn to travel, Book Sense presents the top 25 best-selling travel literature titles as reported by over 400 independent bookstores across America.

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

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11 Jun

Creativity and Collaboration Subjects of Children's Booksellers Programming at BEA

Writing is a solitary endeavor, it's said. But for those writing children's books, there are all sorts of collaborators -- before, during, and after a work is done -- to help a writer produce a book.

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04 Jun

The BlackBoard Books of the Year Presented at BEA

BlackBoard African-American Bestsellers, Inc. has announced its 2003 Books of the Year. The awards, presented at this year's BookExpo America in Los Angeles and hosted by Cee Cee Michaela of the UPN series Girlfriends, recognize outstanding African-American writers of fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.

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04 Jun

Lambda Literary Foundation Presents 2003 Lammies

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the winners of the 15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, or "Lammies," which honor "the best and the brightest" in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered publishing. The awards were presented at a gala banquet and awards ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on May 29 in conjunction with BookExpo America.

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21 May

* * * Countdown to BookExpo * * * Programs for Children's Booksellers Abound at BEA

Children's booksellers have much to look forward to at this year's BookExpo America (BEA), as the American Booksellers Association (ABA), Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and Children's Book Council (CBC) team up once again to offer exciting author discussions, workshops, roundtables, and other events focused on children's literature.

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15 May

The Book Sense Bestseller List for Sports and Exercise

Based on sales reports from nearly 400 independent bookstores across the U.S. for the four weeks ending May 11, 2003.

From golf to the Iditarod to hiking, and, of course, baseball -- sports, exercise, and physical recreation are winning subjects with book buyers.

To reprint this list, please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org. Thanks to all loyal reporters!

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14 May

Gala to Honor 2003 Lammie Winners and Betty DeGeneres and Judy Shepard

The Lambda Literary Foundation will announce the winners of the 15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring "the best and the brightest" in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered publishing, at a gala banquet at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, on May 29. An authors' reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

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