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

Best Sellers June

Horse Geraldine Brooks

Once again two new titles secure first and second position on the list. "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks was the number one seller for June with 1,441 sales.  "Dirt Town" came second with 1,213 sales.

Third spot for the second month in a row was "Lessons in Chemistry" with 909 sales (-223).

See the complete Top 50

Make the most of Wishlists!

Share the love of wishlists

Utilising ecommerce wishlists is another handy item in the bookseller's toolkit; allowing your online customers to easily create, manage and share their favourite titles.

From the Circle back-office staff can review and order from these lists, PLUS with our new bulk messaging feature, you can now effortlessly notify customers when a book on their list is available. 

To find out a bit more about wishlists take a look at this article on our blog: Reach more Customers with Bookstore POS System Wishlists


For Australia May is only down marginally on last year and June is back into positive numbers which is always good to see. Not so rosy for NZ with a more significant 13% drop in May and 6% in June.

Year To Date figures now tracking at -1.56% for AU and -8.1% for NZ.

Sales compared to last year May/June

  • Australia:  -0.58% / +6.4%
  • New Zealand: -13.04% / -6.25%

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Kia ora new stores

Black Swan Bookshop Tasmania

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

Black Swan Bookshop
New Norfolk, TAS, AU

The Martinborough Bookshop
Martinborough, NZ

Updates Last Month

In June we continued to make improvements to the Circle Gift Card System which is now in beta testing mode.

We can happily announce a new feature; a sharable url is now operational for customers to share their wish lists with friends and family. This is a handy feature that stores may want to promote to customers in their newsletters.

System upgrade work continued including framework, speed and database improvements.

See all improvements in detail here.

Join us on Social Media

Still Life Sarah Winman

Keep up to date with the Top 50 and more on our Instagram page. Follow us here.

The Circle User Group on Facebook now has over 100 members and is where we discuss new ideas and changes that we would like feedback on.

It has also developed a self help dimension with stores answering each others questions and sometimes even finding difficult to secure books.  Join the Circle Facebook group

Booksellers NZ conference

Park Hyatt

The 99th Booksellers Aotearoa NZ conference will be held at the Park Hyatt in Auckland on 30 & 31 July.

We look forward to catching up with our New Zealand customers over the weekend. 

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