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Mary Trump book already nearing 1 million sales

Jul. 16, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary L. Trump's scathing memoir about her uncle, President Donald Trump, is nearly a million seller on preorders alone. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that Mary Trump's “Too Much and Never Enough” had sold a company record 950,000 copies in combined print, digital...

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Jul. 9, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

1. “The Room Where It Happened” by John Bolton (Simon & Schuster) 2. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 3. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 4. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 5....

Louisville bookstore owner champions underrepresented voices

Jul. 4, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About a year ago, the upstairs space above Nanny Goat Bookstore, nestled inside a rehabbed church on Clay Street, was packed with people standing shoulder to shoulder for a first-of-its-kind “Queer poetry slam.” After all the registered speakers had completed their...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Jul. 2, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

1. “The Room Where It Happened” by John Bolton (Simon & Schuster) 2. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 3. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 4. “Stamped From the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi (Bold Type Books) 5....

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the president's brother, her uncle Robert Trump, that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)

Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece

Jul. 1, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

Distribution of a tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece was blocked by a judge Tuesday after the president’s brother said its publication would violate a pact among family members, but a publisher's chief executive says the book has already been shipped and could not be stopped. New York...

In this Thursday, June 25, 2020, photo, novelist Ann Patchett, right, and her business partner, Karen Hayes, left, pose in their independent bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, Tenn. Their bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

Jun. 26, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. Throughout the pandemic, Ann Patchett has appeared on the Parnassus Books Instagram account, often in a ball gown...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Jun. 25, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

1. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 2. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 3. “28 Summers” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 4. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 5. “Countdown...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Jun. 18, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

1. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 2. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 3. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 4. “Countdown 1945” by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss (Simon &...

Barnes & Noble College will manage UNR book store, Wolf Shop

Jun. 15, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An affiliate of the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain is taking over management of the campus bookstore and gift shop at the University of Nevada, Reno. The university announced Monday that it has selected Barnes & Noble College to manage in-store and online operations of the Nevada...

People walk with bags after shopping at the Selfridges department store in London, Monday, June 15, 2020. After three months of being closed under coronavirus restrictions, shops selling fashion, toys and other non-essential goods are being allowed to reopen across England for the first time since the country went into lockdown in March.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

'We've missed it': Long lines form outside shops in England

Jun. 15, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many in England, it's been a day of much-needed retail therapy. Long lines stretched down streets in England on Monday as shops selling items considered as nonessential during the coronavirus pandemic, such as sneakers and toys, welcomed customers for the first time since the U.K. was put...