Thursday, February 25, 2016

B&N Confirms New Prototype Store Will Open - PW (Publishers' Weekly)

Panzer was enjoying his trip in the Catosphere today, when he heard oohing and ahhing and laughing. Following all the ruckus took our kitty boy to the Publishers' Weekly site. It only took a little digging to find out what all the noise was about.

According to a post by Judith Rosen, Ron Boire, CEO of Barnes and Noble, says the company will be opening a bricks and mortar store with online digital access to ebooks for their Nook in 2016. The new store's marketing model would be similar to Amazon's bricks and mortar store in Seattle, Washington. Panzer told you about Amazon's store opening in November of last year.

Who else wants in hybrid bookstores?
Panzer says, "Hmmm ... Think Barnes and Noble will win against Amazon in the hybrid bookstore market?"

Note: A cup of tea is enough for today's reading; but, if you plan to read Panzer's earlier post too, add another cup of tea and a dozen muffins because his earlier post includes links to some of his other posts about Amazon's store.

To read the Barnes and Noble post, tootle over to B and N Store

To read Panzer's earlier post about Amazon's store, tootle over to Amazon's new bookstore


  1. I'll definitely read that post with a cup of coffee)))But a little bit later as right now have no time at all.

  2. I think you'll find it an interesting move on the part of Barnes and Noble. As long as B and N doesn't wait too long, they might be able to get a start in the marketplace. Amazon just opened their store and hasn't released any hard information on how it's doing.