Thursday, August 25, 2016

Barnes and Noble Faces a Challenge that has Not Been Clearly Spelled Out - The Idea Logical Company

Panzer made a trip to The Idea Logical Company site today. With hardly any digging at all he found a post about Barnes and Noble.

The post by Mike Shatzkin addresses the question of what Barnes and Noble needs to do now to be a viable and healthy bookstore chain. According to Mr. Shatzkin, basically the answer seems to be that smaller is better. He suggests that instead of enlarging the stores to what ousted CEO Ron Boire called "concept stores," the stores should, instead, downsize. With examples from the history of bookstores up to the present, Mr. Shatzkin shows the current evolution is for smaller stores. There are other suggestions to ensure Barnes and Noble's ability to continue to function.
After all that, I need a nap.

Panzer says, "I promise, no more posts about Barnes and Noble for a while."

Note: This is a h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s post. Bring two thermoses of tea and two dozen muffins for today's reading selection. You should probably also bring a sleeping bag for a nap halfway through the reading selection, too.

To read the post, tootle over to Barnes and Noble

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