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News last week that giant book retailer Barnes & Noble is putting itself up for sale sent tremors through a commercial real estate industry that's already struggling with record-high vacancy rates. As a "bricks-and-mortar" business in a bookselling
Faced with mounting threats from electronic books, online retailers and discounters, some bookstore owners may wonder if they've reached the final chapter. The nation's largest bookstore chain, Barnes & Noble, put itself up for sale this month. And
Sellwood bookstore owner Karin Anna is feeling the double-whammy of a rocky economy and the rise of E-books. Her Looking Glass Bookstore on Southeast 13th Avenue is still standing, but with fewer customers...Portland's love of bookstores and printed
Add to Portfolio Joe Raedle/Getty Images For Barnes & Noble, new competition from e-books has led to declining profits and store traffic...Readers have gone from skipping small bookstores to wondering if they need bookstores at all. More people are
One publisher has confirmed it temporarily stopped supplying books because of payment disputes, and others are hinting at trouble. Payment disputes put the squeeze on suppliers. they need to quickly resolve billing
Getty Images New York proclaimed at the beginning of the week that the city's indie bookstores were "rising," a notion that looks pretty prescient since Barnes & Noble put itself up for sale . Now, Portfolio wonders whether independents will be " the
Through Aug. 30, store associates will encourage customers to donate new books for young readers to the drive.
Worst of times can be best of times for used book sellers July 23, 2010, 12:16AM Share D aniella Rendon likes Barnes & Noble, but she likes the prices at Kaboom Books, a used book store, better. "The prices are a lot cheaper," said Rendon, who lives
Carroll lived in the South Bay and is the new coach for the Seattle Seahawks.
Just a year ago, there were very few electronic book readers available, and Amazon.com's Kindle dominated the field. Now, there are Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony's Readers and Borders Group's Kobo e-reader not to mention Apple Inc.'s iPad, which