Barnes and Noble experimented with a few different prototype stores in the past few years. They focused on primarily adding a full restaurant experience where people can buy food and drinks and read their favorite book. This week they are opening up a new prototype store in Vernon Hills Chicago.The … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble to open new concept store that focuses on books
Nonfiction books have been crushing the bestseller list for the entire duration of 2018 and the trend should continue for the rest of the year. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, which is the only print title to crack the one-million-copies-sold level so far this year. Another political book was not far behind Fury: Bob … [Read more...] about 10 of the 20 bestselling books so far this year are nonfiction
Barnes and Noble has received multiple bidders to purchase the entire bookstore chain and the Nook. The bookseller said on Wednesday that they would form a launch a formal review process to evaluate its strategic options. A special committee of the board will lead the review. Leonard Riggio the largest shareholder … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble is going to sell the company
A new campaign is going to launch in the second week of November by Sourcebooks and Publishers Weekly called Love Your Bookstore. Free books will be sent out to people who post on Instagram and Twitter who use the hashtag #loveyourbookstore. Basically to win free stuff all you need to do is post a photo, quote, or … [Read more...] about How much do you love bookstores?
With the rise of e-commerce and the convenience of everything being online and available at our fingertips, our lives have been made so much easier. If we feel like ordering food or watching any movie we'd like, we can get it within a matter of minutes. But it has unfortunately been the downfall of certain industries. … [Read more...] about Is it Time for Bookstores to Embrace Technology?
Barnes and Noble Chief of Digital Fred Argir has retired. He was initially hired by Jaime Carey who was the president of the development and restaurant group, and left in 2016. Fred was basically hired to cut costs in the Nook division. Under his watch the Nook App Store and Nook Videos was shuttered and software … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble Chief of Digital Fred Argir Retires
Barnes and Noble CEO Demos Parneros was fired last month for breaking company policies and he did not receive any severance pay. The bookseller did not disclose on why he was fired, but the answer came spilling out in a public exchange of accusations between Mr. Parneros and the company — including that Mr. Parneros … [Read more...] about Demos Parneros sues Barnes and Noble for wrongful dismissal
Amazon Prime Book Box is a relatively new program that started in May. It is a subscription service that delivers curated children's books every 1, 2, or 3 months. The titles comprise of a random assortment of books or parents can pick and choose 2 hardcover books or 4 board books from a rotating list. Each box is only … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Book Box is out of beta
Indigo Books and Music is the largest bookstore chain in Canada the company has just confirmed that they are going to be opening their first location in the United States in late September. It will be located at Short Hills Mall and take over the old Saks Fifth Avenue space with a 30,000-square-feet. They will be … [Read more...] about First Indigo Bookstore to open in New Jersey in September
Major publishers have attended meetings with the founder of Barnes and Noble and have voiced their displeasure that the booksellers management team is in a constant state of disarray. They indicated that they have a strong interest in Barnes & Noble running a healthy and stable business, to counteract the clout of … [Read more...] about Publishers are raising concerns about Barnes and Noble management
Barnes and Noble has stated in their Buzz Newsletter that the sales of books related to anxiety are up more than 26% through this past June from a year ago because "we may be living in an anxious nation."The books that made the list show customers gravitating toward workbooks and toolkits with how to deal with … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble says books on anxiety are soaring