Best sellers & Development this month
Circle Software - Bookshop System Specialists

Best Sellers June

Still Life

Many new titles have joined the Best Seller list this month.

“Still Life” by Sarah Winman had the most sales with 1,069.

“The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams continues to be popular, moving up again to second with 872 sales (-364).

Coming in third was “Who Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge” Bri Lee’s latest offering by Allen and Unwin. This sold 793 copies.

See the complete Top 50 for June

Kia ora new stores

This section is back by popular demand (we have some catching up to do) so some have been with us for awhile but still nice to welcome. 

Rosebud Bookbarn

Rosebud Book Barn
Rosebud, VIC, AU

The Book Cow
Canberra, ACT, AU

Jennie's Book Nook
Kiama, NSW, AU


Sales in June in NZ are a little lower than June last year but we are comparing to just after a very hard lockdown after which a lot of pent up demand was released. By comparison Australia's lockdowns are less extreme and so are the sales ups and downs. Year To Date NZ is up 24.27% and AU 16.92%

Sales compared to last year May / June

  • Australia:  23.69% / 5.24%
  • New Zealand: 33.56% / -2.0%

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Development in June

In June we bedded in the Xero integration further, continued to develop the new Circle Gift Card system, improved threshold report speed and added automatic cost calculation to the deals system. We standardised how web orders are handled which caught many by surprise and triggered further work to enable shops to configure web order invoicing to suit how they like to do things.

Currently working on

  • Xero Integration
  • Order fulfilment improvements
  • Circle Gift Card
  • Rails 6 upgrade
  • New Group Central site

See all Improvements in June

Kahlo & Niko make slime

Friday BBQ menu - "chivitos"

Warwick Schaffer


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