Barnes And Noble Failure: Make Way For Indie Bookstores?

08/18/2010 10:33 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JAMES B. STEWART Wall Street Journal

My hunch is that B&N never really embraced the Internet or e-books, tied as it was to the old-fashioned world of physical books and stores. As B&N focused on managing decline, a much more nimble Amazon could concentrate exclusively on the new world it was forming.

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