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Whacking the CEO: The Bold New Dance Moves Between the C-Suite and the Board

Connie Dieken | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Connie Dieken

The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable "we're moving in a different direction" script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn't give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby "he's stepping down to pursue different opportunities" tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion.

Alice Through My Looking Glass

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

5 Years later, it is once again time for a little madness..... It's just over 5 years since my daughter and I (on the heels of Tim Burton's 200 mil...

Chat With the Creator of YA Open Mic

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
Camryn Garrett

On the Thursday of each month, different young adult authors share stories that range from goofy to serious on the Barnes and Noble Teen blog, almost ...

Restaurants and Stores Open on Christmas 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Laura Woods, Contributor Christmas Day is a federal holiday, so most people get the day off work to spend time with their loved ones. However, t...

HONY Photographer Talks The Conundrum Of Hope When 'Every Single Story Is Sad'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Nearly everyone who lives in one of New York City’s five boroughs has likely wondered what they’d say to Brandon Stanton. The Humans of New York ...

So Let Me Get This Straight...

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Franklin Graham took to Facebook to announce he is moving his accounts to another bank to protest the Wells Fargo commercial featuring a lesbian couple. He is boycotting Tiffany's because they are selling wedding rings to gay couples. So is it safe to assume that he will be moving his Facebook and Twitter and Google and YouTube accounts to other media? Friendster, maybe?

What Amazon Got Right From the Start

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Maura O'Neill

When Jeff Bezos - the founder of Amazon - started offering books to the public over the Internet, he could have decided to partner with Barnes & Noble or Borders and become their online distributor.

19 Dog-Friendly Stores Where You Can Shop With Your Pup

BarkPost | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
BarkPost

It turns out that Anthropologie is a dog-friendly store! Which got me thinking, what other stores also welcome canine shoppers? So here it is: the ultimate list of national stores that are dog friendly.

Celebrating Bernstein on Broadway With a Special Bernstein Event

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

As rehearsals continued for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, New York City audiences had a more immediate opportunity to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's first musical about sailors on leave in the Big Apple.

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 09.16.2014 | Home
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

Barnes & Noble's Last-Ditch Effort To Save Itself

Reuters | By Phil Wahba | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc is turning to its college roots to boost its top line. The U.S. bookseller, which opened ...

The Literary Road Show: Giving Writers Feedback and Support, not Statistics and Hype

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Home
Bernard Starr

What authors and wannabee authors crave is feedback on their manuscripts and proposals from publishing professionals -- mainly literary agents and editors.

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.

American Hero Stories: A Navy SEAL

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Thom Shea was a Navy SEAL (Sea, Air & Land) for 23 years. Special Operator, Chief SEAL Shea did three tours (approximately six months each) with SEAL Team Two in Kosovo, Macedonia and the Gulf, as well as two tours with SEAL Team Seven in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why Print Books Will Endure

Steven Petite | Posted 05.29.2014 | Home
Steven Petite

There is something about owning a physical book, holding it in your hands, feeling the paper in between your fingerers while turning the pages and experiencing the journey of a tale on real paper, not on a paper white screen or illuminated retina display.

In 10 Years, Will Kids Even Know What Bookstores Are?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 05.03.2014 | Home
Steven Zacharius

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

Could Barnes & Noble's Struggles Be Good For Indie Bookstores?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Danny O. Snow for IndieReader: Does art imitate life, or vice versa? Back in 1998, we all rooted for the charming little bookshop around the...

Staying Alive in a Digital World: A Talk With an Indie Bookstore Owner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Fewer and fewer independent bookstores have survived the onslaught of online retailing. I thought it would be illuminating to talk with Annie Philbrick, co-owner of the Bank Square Bookstore.

Who Benefits From the Government Shutdown?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

By now you've no doubt read countless stories about the 800,000 furloughed federal employees and all the horrific possibilities from a government shutdown. This is NOT one of those stories.

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Home
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

Zombie Detectives and the Changing Face of Publishing

Phil Simon | Posted 09.15.2013 | Home
Phil Simon

If you're one of the most successful authors in the business, you shouldn't have anything to lose sleep over. Right? Kevin J. Anderson has published ...

Kim Bhasin

Barnes & Noble CEO Steps Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

Barnes & Noble chief executive officer William Lynch has resigned, effective immediately, the company announced in a statement Monday. “I appreci...

The Beatles Make a Comeback Again and Again and Again and Again and...

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

As the world goes to digital and infinite, it is the content that will survive long after we are gone. Or certainly past the time that we can remember that we actually already saw that movie. Or did we?

Microsoft's New Tablet?

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

* Microsoft may bid $1 bln for digital assets-TechCrunch * Neither company commenting on report * Analysts say price may...

The Battle to Save Bookstores

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.29.2013 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

Should publishers step in to save bookstores? The answer, without question, is yes. But it's bigger than that.