News Summary: Independent booksellers' sales up

AP News
Posted: Jun 04, 2012 11:53 AM
News Summary: Independent booksellers' sales up

MEMBERSHIP GROWS: Core membership of the American Booksellers Association rose by 55 over the past year, to 1,567. It's the third straight increase for the independents' trade organization after years of heavy declines brought on by superstore chains and online sellers such as

SALES UP: Books sold through mid-May by around 500 ABA stores rose 13.4 percent compared from a year ago, according to Nielsen BookScan.

ANNUAL CONVENTION: Thousands of booksellers, publishers, authors and agents are gathering this week for the industry's annual national convention, BookExpo America.