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5 things Barnes & Noble can do right now to save itself
Slumping sales, closing stores, and a big swing and a miss on digital have hurt the book chain. The company is taking measures to bring people into stores. It launched new concept stores with restaurants that serve avocado toast, kale salad and wine among other things. It hosts in-store readings and community events. But it's going to have to do some work to turn things around.
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Riggio believed that independent bookstores were too small to be efficient and customers had to wait weeks for special orders, so he went big in order to stock thousands more books. To make his big stores cozier, he installed sofas and coffee bars. How times have changed. In an ironic plot twist worthy of a Jackie Collins novel, the disruptor has been disrupted. So publishers and bookshops have anointed a new Public Enemy No.
Equality is a worthy ideal pursued in the name of justice and human rights. In the real world of results, however, things are never equal. No matter how teachers grade—two students are not equal. No matter how fair officials try to be—contests are not equal. No matter how talented people are—no two are ever equal.
But appearances can be deceptive. Perhaps this is what it means to be a bricks-and-mortar retailer in Not so much. Once the dominant player in US book retailing , the chain, which ironically in its time put countless private, neighborhood booksellers out of business, is suffering as the new big beast, Amazon , swallows its business. Sales have been on the slide for 11 years; even online sales have fallen. Dozens of stores have closed.