Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

How Barnes & Noble Will Survive

Barnes & Noble? Forget what you've heard about sales struggles and investor confidence and whatnot: they're in it to win it. (Photo by Richard Kim.)

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doubled277 (#2,783)

Where is the "Classic Teen Paranormal Romance" section?

deepomega (#1,720)

"Historical Teen Paranormal Romance"

Or the "Teen Paranormal Romance" – Non-Fiction?

Give them a few years and there will just be a wall of Twilight. oh, wait.

C_Webb (#855)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Fang

Pippi Longsucking.

That should probably be Pippi Bloodsucking

hockeymom (#143)

"Justin Bieber Paranormal Romance."

deepomega (#1,720)

@kitten: The line between Historical Teen Paranormal Romance and Historical Teen Erotic Romance is thin indeed.

deepomega (#1,720)

Werewolf in the Rye.

C_Webb (#855)

To Kill A Mockingbird, and Everyone Around the Mockingbird Whom I'm Not Currently Dating

zidaane (#373)

White Fangs.

Bittersweet (#765)

A Separate Peace…of Human Flesh

zidaane (#373)

Great Expectorations (of Blood).

melis (#1,854)

Of Nonhuman Bondage

kneetoe (#1,881)

Ha ha I pointed this out to my wife recently after seeing this in a second Barnes and Noble (I know, my kid likes to go).

jrb (#3,020)

Part of their larger "You Don't Know Your Child At All" section.

Leon (#6,596)

The Great Giaoursby.

I stuck zombie, vampire and wizard in the ngram machine last night and thought the results were kind of interesting.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I've decided on the core of my press release when reporters ask me about (is that guy with a huge bald head still here?) my Supreme Court filing: http://collegestandard.net/

mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

So…"A Confederacy of Dunces" is deemed for both?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

If one must have hobbies, they should at least amuse oneself.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Not for nothing, but if people start chasing me around with books they never read or remember – I'm going to get a restraining order on them.

Your all supposed to be slumbering in the warmth of ignorance and blissful atrophy. Very hard to have fun around awake people which is why I move from movement to movement. E VA.

Ronit (#1,557)

I was at a Border's recently.. the one above Penn Station. I remember when every Border's had a sizeable classical music section. Well, that section is gone, except for one shelf of crossover crap. But there are a LOT more Atlas Shrugged T shirts, Glenn Beck Christmas books, The Secret on tape and cat calendars than there used to be.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I was in a Borders Friday night, looking for the Patti Smith book. You know, the one that just won an award? They didn't; didn't have a copy, either.

Bittersweet (#765)

@Ronit: in my afterlife, Brahms is hanging out with angels playing one of the Intermezzos, the strains of which are faintly audible to Ayn Rand (wearing an inflammable Atlas Shrugged t-shirt) down in the fiery lake.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

She was actually a very nice person, um, in person. Most writers are once you get over how shitty a writer they truly are. I think we should go back to the days when history was handed down around campfires in the spoken word.

And you could burn your ex-gf for being a witch when she wouldn't put out. Amirite Richard Blakeley?

pontific8 (#9,146)

I've heard some publishers are refusing to deal with Borders because their payments are so behind. So this is probably part of the painful death spiral.

KarenUhOh (#19)

They know their audience. They don't have a "Teen Normal Romance" section.

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