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Steve Jobs Biography and Other Hot Titles Bookstore Lures

Steve Jobs Biography and Other Hot Titles Bookstore Lures – NYTimes.com the initial weeks of Christmas shopping, a boom time for the book business, have yielded surprisingly strong sales for many bookstores, which report that they have been lifted by an unusually vibrant selection; customers who seem undeterred by pricier titles; and new business from …

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What My Book Group Is Reading

This article about a book group originally formed at a Borders store prompted me to post about my own formerly-Borders group. We are a general group. Although fiction probably dominates, we read both fiction and nonfiction. We originated about 12 years ago in a Borders store that went down in the first round of closings. …

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Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived : NPR

It appears to be all over for the Borders bookselling chain. The company will be liquidated — meaning sold off in pieces — and almost 11,000 employees will lose their jobs. The chain’s 400 remaining stores will close their doors by the end of September. Say what you like, it’s a sad day for book …

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Publishers Make a Plan: A ‘One Stop’ Book Site

Publishers have spent a lot of time and money building their own company Web sites with fresh information on their books and authors. The trouble is, very few book buyers visit them. In search of an alternative, three major publishers said on Friday that they would create a new venture, called Bookish.com, which is expected …

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Borders Files for Chapter 11, Announces Store Closings

Borders Group, Inc. Website The book world has been speculating on this for a long time, and now it’s official. Borders will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, as part of its reorganization strategy, will close about 200 stores nationwide. You can download the store list from the sidebar on the left of this page. …

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Books | Who buys books? 40-year-old women

Books | Who buys books? 40-year-old women and others | Seattle Times Newspaper: Bowker, a global firm that tracks people’s book-buying habits, reports some interesting statistics about book-buying in the U.S. And, in what is no surprise at all, women make 64% of all book purchases.

Another Weak Quarter from Borders; Expands Non-book Offerings

  Another Weak Quarter from Borders; Expands Non-book Offerings: Watch for changes as Borders scrambles to reposition itself in the consumer world: Capital expenditures in the quarter increased to $7.7 million from $1.2 million as the company invested in digital programs and Borders said its ‘Area-e’ digital section will be opened in all stores by …

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