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Unit Sales Fell 6.0% in Mid-March

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With sales down in all categories, unit sales of print books at outlets that report to NPD BookScan fell 6.0% overall in the week ended Mar. 16, 2019, compared to the similar week a year ago.

This Week's Bestsellers: March 25, 2019

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The latest 'Pet Sematary' resurrection claws its way to the big screen. Plus primatologist Frans de Waal embraces an empathetic subject in ‘Mama’s Last Hug,’ and the conspiracy theory title ‘QAnon’ wakes up to a spot on our list.

The Week in Libraries: March 22, 2019

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Among the week's headlines: ALA officials urge library supporters to contact their local reps to save federal library funding; CCPL's Sari Feldman announces her retirement; and a federal court boldly finds fair use where Star Trek meets Dr. Seuss.

Was Lizzie Borden Guilty?

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In 'The Trial of Lizzie Borden,' Cara Robertson provides the definitive account to date of one of America’s most notorious and enduring murder mysteries.

Scholastic Q3 Revenue Boosted by Trade Group

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Revenue rose 4% at Scholastic in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 over the comparable period a year ago, but higher costs caused the publisher to say its earnings for the full year will come in at the lower end of its forecast.

LifeWay to Close All Stores

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Acting president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources Brad Waggoner announced the “difficult” decision to close all 170 bricks-and-mortar stores this year, opting instead for a “greater focus on digital channels.”

‘Nobody’s Fool,’ the Story Behind Zippy the Pinhead

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Bill Griffith’s new graphic biography 'Nobody’s Fool' tells the life story of Schlitzie, the microcephalic sideshow performer who inspired Griffith’s iconic cartoon character Zippy the Pinhead. Along the way, the book offers a look into the vanished world of circuses and sideshows.

S&S Moves Saga Press to Gallery

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In a memo sent to Simon & Schuster employees, Jennifer Bergstrom, senior v-p and publisher of the Gallery Publishing Group, said that effective immediately, the Saga Press imprint, created in 2015, will move from the Children’s Publishing Group to Gallery.
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