Free Children’s Storytimes Will Help Kids Explore Their Imaginations and Celebrate The Season New York, NY – November 24, 2015 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its lineup of holiday traditions for the family—free Storytime events for children and families, all designed to celebrate the joy of reading and the magic of the holiday season. This month-long series of events kicks off with the Scout Elf Return Boot Camp on Saturday, November 28, at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. To celebrate The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, Barnes & Noble stores will host a special Boot Camp featuring crafts and activities children and families can do to prepare for a holiday season full of fun with their Scout Elf! Customers are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal social media sites using the hashtag #BNElfBootCamp.
The first full shopping week after Christmas, which ran from December 29, 2019, through January 4, 2020, saw unit sales of print books fall 3.7% compared to the similar week in 2010 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.
Only one of the major categories posted an increase in the week. Sales in adult fiction inched ahead 1% over the week ended January 5, 2019, as Where the Crawdads Sing continued to be a strong performer, selling more than 31,000 copies in the week. One new release that cracked the top five sellers in adult fiction was Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, which sold nearly 11,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Sales in adult nonfiction fell 2.6% compared to 2019 despite a solid showing from The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass, which sold nearly 32,000 copies, making it #1 on the adult nonfiction list.
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