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

Best Sellers April

All Our Shimmering Skies

In April  Kazuo Ishiguro’s eighth novel, Klara and the Sun” stayed at the top of the list with 1,598 sales (-552).

“The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams maintained second position with 1,308 sales (+139) while Where’s Bluey? entered with 999 sales (one of four Bluey titles on the Best Seller list this month).

See the complete Top 50 for April

Welcome 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. 

Fullers Bookshop


Bay Hill Books
Timaru, NZ

Jennies Book Nook
Kiama, NSW, AU

Donnybrook WA, AU

Read On Books


I did a double take when I saw the stats for April but of course we are seeing the results of the April 2020 lockdowns. Things are in fact 1000% better for NZ shops this year. If you look past this anomaly Year To Date is still pretty good NZ +23% AU + 18%. 

Sales compared to last year Mar / April

  • Australia: 10.8% / 64.8%
  • New Zealand: 14.5% / 1004%

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Development in April

  • Moved server cluster to Sydney
  • Xero Integration
  • Order fulfilment improvements
  • Circle Gift Card
  • Infrastructure upgrades

See all Improvements in April

Niko and Mavis

April Tramping

School holiday get-a-way to Lake Daniell

Warwick Schaffer


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