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Barnes & Noble scales back ambitions as sales decline below expectations--again

Nov 30 2017: Barnes & Noble, which posted a wider loss last quarter and sent its shares tumbling, is scaling back ambitions to become more than a bookseller.

The retailer had hoped that toys, games and other items would shore up its results, especially as Amazon ate away at its ...

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Bookstores counter Cyber Monday with 'Cider Monday'

Nov 28 2017: Shelf Awareness reports on the growing "Cider Monday" movement by indie booksellers in response to the big online shopping day known as Cyber Monday. In this low key but fun event stores offer their customers "a warm welcome and a cup of delicious cider" to thank them ...

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Dictionary.com names 'complicit' its word of the year for 2017

Nov 27 2017: Dictionary.com's choice for its Word of the Year is "complicit." It says online searches for the word spiked three times this year...

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Indie bookstores in USA celebrate Indies First and Small Business Saturday, while Indies in the UK host inaugural Sanctuary Saturday event

Nov 27 2017: On Saturday, hundreds of booksellers across the USA took part in Indies First and Small Business Saturday, organizing all kinds of in-store activities, offering a range of deals, hosting parties and engaging in the staple of Indies First since the event was founded by ...

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How to Get Your Mind to Read

Nov 25 2017: A New York Times opinion piece by Daniel T. Willingham lays out the argument that American's poor reading skills cannot be blamed on modern technology but on a misunderstanding of how the mind reads - that functional literary is grounded not just in the ability to read ...

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B&N Survey Finds Thanksgiving Eve 'Busiest Reading Day of the Year'

Nov 20 2017: According to Barnes & Noble's survey, 77% of Americans read at least one book, newspaper or magazine during Thanksgiving or other holiday travel, while 60% of travelers usually bring, buy or borrow reading material specifically for travel on Thanksgiving Eve. Some 73% ...

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'Shattering' novel wins $25k South Asian Literature Prize

Nov 20 2017: Anuk Arudpragasam has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, published by Granta in the UK, and by Flatiron in the USA

Arudpragasam was awarded the $25,000 (£18,830) prize along with a unique trophy...

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Nov 17 2017: Little House on the Prairie Fans will likely enjoy Publishers Weekly's article, "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Laura Ingalls Wilder."

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