18 Jul

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Travel Writing, Part 1

Based on the last eight weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

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18 Mar

Travel Bookstore Sales Venture Out of the Clouds

Six months after the September 11 terrorist attack, travelers are finally venturing back into the skies. But are they venturing back into the specialty travel bookstores? "Yes," store owners told BTW, but not in the same way. Missing are sales growth numbers, and customer buying habits have changed.

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25 Feb

The Thomas Cook Travel Book Award

Since 1980, Thomas Cook, the U.K.-based travel giant, has been honoring the art of travel writing with its annual Travel Book Award, announced each fall. Aside from inspiring readers to travel, the award also spurs greater travel-book sales, according to Thomas Cook spokesperson Joan Lee. "Booksellers benefit … by the increased sales generated by the promotion of the [Travel Book] Award," Lee said in a statement.

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