Monday, December 12, 2016
Children’s Booksellers Get ‘Fantastic’ Start to the 2016 Holiday Selling Season
Madison was feature in the current issue of Publishers Weekly. The article went as follows...At Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Wash., it’s local first when it comes to many bestsellers. One of November’s big books was Craig Roman’s Urban Trails-Kitsap, a guide book for the family, which is published locally by Mountaineers. The store’s bestselling kids’ series, Imaginary Veterinary (Little, Brown), is written by Suzanne Selfors at the coffee shop next store. That’s not to say that Liberty Bay doesn’t do well with other titles. Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigitte Barrager’s Uni he Unicorn ( Random House) is a personal favorite of children’s buyer Madison Duckworth, who has handsold many copies along with a matching plush toy from MerryMakers. Jan Brett’s Gingerbread Christmas (Putnam) “is selling like crazy, said Duckworth. Two years ago, when Brett visited the store, it sold more than 300 copies of The Animals’ Santa. The new book is prominently displayed in the front of the store, and Duckworth hopes to equal that number.