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Barack Obama's record-setting memoir, 'A Promised Land', is causing headaches for indie bookstores that are struggling to fulfil orders

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" sold amost 890,000 copies in 24 hours, leaving indie booksellers scrambling to handle orders.
Shipments from publishers are filling up spaces once used for shoppers and events at stores reckoning with COVID-19 lockdowns.
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At Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, boxes full of Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" kept arriving this week. By Tuesday, when the book went on sale, the booksellers had received two shipments from their suppliers. On...
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