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

Best Sellers November

My Dream Time

Two new titles took the first and third spots this month. 'My Dream Time: A memoir of tennis & teamwork' by Ash Barty was top seller with 2,158 sales. Close behind was 'Exiles', slipping just one spot to second and selling 1,904 copies (-1,615).

Coming in third was 'Barefoot Kids' the latest offering from Scott Pape, bestselling author of 'The Barefoot Investor' with 1,654 sales.

See the complete Top 50

Local bookshop site.

The much requested and long awaited local bookstore site is slowly being rolling out for Australian stores.

The idea is to give book buyers a single place to find who has the book they want and then connect them to a local shop that has it.

Currently there are over 400k different titles on shelves in Circle stores in Australia. This provides an answer to Amazon and helps people buy local (or not have to wait to have a book shipped around the world).

Book buyers will be able to find all that books they want locally and I think get a better service at the same time.

Click to see the beta version and the stores that have been helping us test it. The next step is to add everyone else and soft launch.


Both NZ and AU were down in November compared to last year. Year To Date Australia is still up +10.88% but NZ is down -1.7%, hopefully that figure will creep out of negative next month!

Sales compared to last year October/November

  • Australia:  +30.39%  / -3.69%
  • New Zealand: -0.15% / -7.23

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Kia ora new stores

Good Books

A very warm welcome to all new (and seasoned) bookshop owners. 

Good Books Wellington, NZ |

My Little Bookshop Rockingham WA, AU |


Christmas with Circle Stores

We noticed that a number of stores are doing interesting things for Christmans and thought we would highlight a few in a short blog here

Updates Last Month


  • Group Stats
  • APIs
  • PO Search
  • GST labels
  • Thresholds
  • Xero
  • Gift Cards
  • Movers
  • Performance
  • Bin Shipping
  • Groups & Associations
  • Customers
  • Best Sellers



New Features this month included:

  • Promotions
    We have created a feature for running promotion codes. See the training video here.

See all improvements in detail here.

Christmas development freeze - As in previous years new features will not be pushed to prod in the month of December. The only changes in the lead up to Christmas will be essential fixes or performance improvements. If you need a new feature or improvement you can use beta.

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