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Barnes & Noble Reexamines Business Model As Physical Bookstores Fail (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Wall Street Journal has a report today on Barnes & Noble's changing business plan as physical bookstores seem to become less and less viable. As e...

Barnes & Noble Gets New CEO, Shifting Focus Heavily To eBooks

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble changed CEOs Thursday, elevating the president of its Web site to lead the company, a surprise move that highlights th...

If Students Embrace The iPad, College Bookstores Could Go Bust

Fortune | John Patrick Pullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If students embrace textbooks on the iPad, college bookstores may lose their shirts. It may be the season for graduation parties and commencement spe...

Bookstore Charges Authors For Recommending, Promoting Their Self-Published Books

Nieman Journalism Lab | Megan Garber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Most people will come in at one of the higher fee amounts," Arsen Kashkashian, the store's head buyer and the architect of the program, told me. "Tha...

Borders Starts Hosting Book Clubs

The Chicago Tribune | Sandra M. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

n the increasingly brutal book wars, Borders Group Inc. is learning what coffeehouses long have known: Encourage shoppers to think of you as a home aw...

The Most Magnificent Book Store In The World

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The original and opulent high painted ceiling, the balconies, and ornate carvings remain intact, as are the crimson stage curtains that drape the inte...

John Grisham Books Finally Available As eBooks

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Best-selling author John Grisham is finally ready to go digital. More than a year after reports emerged he would make his books avai... Tactics Draw Harsh Criticism

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Colorado is just the latest battleground in's tactical war against laws imposing sales tax-collection responsibility on the online retailer.

Borders Helps Replace Stolen Books From Children's Library

Seattle Times | Susan Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders bookstore in Tacoma has teamed with the Port Orchard Library to encourage area residents to help replace some of the 1,300 children's picture ...

'Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge': My First Reading

Gordon Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gordon Edgar

There's an odd contrast to my writing style: sitting alone in my dirty, cramped "office" for two years avoiding friends, and the everybody-come! nature of public event promotion.

Amazon's Move Into Canada Protested By Booksellers

The Globe and Mail | Marina Strauss and Omar El Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Canada's booksellers are urging Ottawa to block from building a distribution network in Canada, raising the stakes in a showdown over gover...

Barnes & Noble Names Jonathan Shar New Head Of Digital Content

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Book retailer Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday it named Jonathan Shar general manager, digital newsstand and emerging content of its W...

California Bookstore Acres Of Books Site To Become Art Center

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Acres of Books, the legendary used and rare book shop that for seventy-four years provided Southern California book lovers and literati with a pl...

10 Books 10 Countries: The Best Translated Books of 2009

David Del Vecchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Del Vecchio

Here in the United States, we seem to be conversing mostly with ourselves, with only 3 percent of what's published coming from other languages and cultures. Americans are missing out on a lot.

San Francisco's African American Exodus May Cause Indie Bookstore To Close

The Wall Street Journal | By BOBBY WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

San Francisco's Marcus Books has long been a gathering place for African-American authors such as Maya Angelou. But last year, manager Blanche Richard...

iPad -- Evolution or Revolution?

Michael Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Ashley

What's happening in the publishing industry is not evolution -- it's a revolution. The pendulum is swinging back toward the author and the iPad is just one more milestone along the way.

Are you Kindle Resistant? For the Love of Books... and Bookstores

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Let's all agree that when we are giving gifts this year that we buy at real bookstores. Could you imagine reading a bed-time story to a child on a digital reader?

Borders Bankruptcy A 'Low-Probability Event'?

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders stock prices rose significantly on Tuesday evening when major investor Bill Ackman declared on CNBC that the company's bankruptcy was a "low-p...

Barnes & Noble Takeover? Investor Ron Burkle

BusinessWeek | Mark Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble Inc. rose 9.3 percent in New York trading after the bookseller's largest outside shareholder, Ron Burkle, asked it to waive a provision...

Apple Tablet May Come With A Barnes & Noble Bookstore | Erick Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We believe there is a good chance there will be a Barnes & Noble bookstore built into the Apple Tablet, either as one of the showcase apps which launc...

Borders CEO Ron Marshall Resigns

AP | MAE ANDERSON and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Borders Group Inc., the No. 2 traditional U.S. bookseller, said Tuesday its CEO Ron Marshall is leaving after about a year with the c...

Barnes & Noble "Realignment" Confirmed

Publishers Weekly | Josie Leavitt, Co | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A spokesperson for Barnes & Noble confirmed a number of reports that there was some changes last week at Barnes &, although she couldn't pro...

"I Didn't Like That Book": How Booksellers Earn Your Trust By Un-Selling Books

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

A sales rep's credibility (whether they be independent or house) is boosted as much by a sense of when to "un-sell" as it is by the ability to make a strong recommendation for a beloved new book.

10 Things Bookstores Need to Do to Help Themselves

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I unabashedly love bookstores. But they need to evolve, to change some habits that have long since become obsolete.

Barnes & Noble Ranked No. 1 In Customer Experience Index: Do You Agree?

Business Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that it has been ranked the number one company in Forrester Research...