Thursday, August 5, 2010

Big-box bookstore chain for sale, slightly used

I'm a little late to the news, but the Barnes & Noble chain, apparently not doing so well these days, is up for sale? Holy mackerel. I know that the gleeful schadenfreude I feel isn't exactly the right response to this, because while it's fun to see a competitor tank (particularly a corporate competitor like B&N), this kind of news is generally an indicator of bad biz all around. But I am happy to report that we here at Shakespeare & Co. Brooklyn are doing just fine, thank you very much.

In other book news: the superlative Christopher Hitchens talks about his cancer diagnosis, and Justin Bieber tells his publisher to stop telling people his new book is a memoir.

[Image of the Apocalypse taken from Wikimedia Commons.]

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