Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Barnes & Noble's Longtime Leader, Leonard Riggio, Is Stepping Down - The New York Times

Panzer was awakened from his evening nap by the Panzermobile's emergency news siren sounding. Our poor nap-deprived kitty headed into the Catosphere to follow the news beacon. The trail took him to The New York Times site. At the site Panzer found a post about Barnes and Noble had tripped the Panzermobile's sensor.

In the post Alexandra Alter reports Barnes and Noble founder Leonard Riggio has decided to retire in September. Mr. Riggio bought the original Barnes and Noble bookstore in 1971 and has been at the helm since. Mr. Riggio will remain on the Board of Directors; but, according to the article he intends to travel and visit other countries in his retirement. The post includes a history of the Barnes and Noble bookstore chain and the business' ebook entry against Amazon with the Nook.
Don't wake until morning.

Panzer says, "With all that traveling it doesn't sound like Mr. Riggio will have much time to devote to the bookstores anymore."

Note: This is a very l-o-n-g post. You'll need two cups of tea, a muffin and a creme-filled doughnut for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Barnes and Noble

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