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Barnes & Noble To Open Alcohol-Serving Restaurants

June 27, 2016 6:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 3120
Barnes & Noble announced last Thursday it plans to open four new concept stores featuring attached restaurants that serve a full menu, as well as beer and wine, by the end of the year. The strategy comes as the 640-location bookseller looks to revive sales growth in light of increasing competition from Amazon. According to Bloomberg, “the… View Article

Amazon Plans to Expand Their Retail Presence & Add More Amazon Prime Benefits

May 18, 2016 9:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11291
On Tuesday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed the company’s plans to open more brick-and-mortar retail stores and expand Amazon Prime member benefits during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. While still primarily an online retailer, Bezos promised shareholders that Amazon is “definitely going to open additional stores,” but specific details of the expansion remain unclear, including… View Article

Jackie Collins Dies at 77

September 20, 2015 2:37 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1604
The world was shocked on Saturday night when the family of Jackie Collins announced she had passed away in Beverly Hills at the age of 77. Known for her risque and over the top novels that portrayed the sexy side of living in Hollywood, Jackie was beloved by legions of fans for the novels she… View Article

‘Reading Rainbow’ Debuts on Netflix

July 30, 2015 1:13 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1692
LeVar Burton’s hit show ‘Reading Rainbow’ is making its way to Netflix on August 1st! The first of many new shows making their debut, ‘Reading Rainbow’ is beloved by both children and adults alike for its sense of humor, bringing books to life and of course our favorite song…”Butterfly in the sky…I can go twice… View Article

9 New Must-Read June Books

June 12, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1623
We made it! The sun is out. School is out. And so are our pale, untoned limbs. Knees and shoulders float uncovered through the city, starved of warmth and begging for the first sunburn of the season. All hail the month of June. A month of no complaining—until the heat kicks in. Soon we’ll be… View Article

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ TV series coming to Netflix from Ellen DeGeneres

May 4, 2015 8:00 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1312
If you loved “The Lorax” and Jim Carrey’s “Grinch” on the big screen, then you’ll love the latest animated series coming to Netflix. Ellen DeGeneres is executive producing an animated “Green Eggs and Ham” TV show for the video streaming service, based on the Dr. Seuss book first published in 1960.Variety reports a 13-episode series… View Article

HBO’s The Leftovers, a grim take on the limits of grief and faith

July 10, 2014 5:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2501
HBO’s “The Leftovers” is the feel-good series of the summer, if your summer revolves around root canals and recreational waterboarding. Indeed, it’s pretty grim stuff — but quite engrossing and worth your time, thanks to intense performances by Justin Theroux and Christopher Eccleston, and the way creators Tom Perrotta, who wrote the book on which… View Article

Havard Experts Say Book is Bound in Human Skin

June 14, 2014 8:27 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2172
It’s reading matter not for the faint of heart. Experts at Harvard said this week that they have confirmed that a 19th-century book housed in one of the university’s libraries is bound in human skin. Scientists and conservators carried out a series of tests on Houghton Library’s copy of the French writer Arsene Houssaye’s “Des… View Article
James Patterson Calls Amazon's Practices 'A National Tragedy'

James Patterson Calls Amazon’s Practices ‘A National Tragedy’

May 30, 2014 4:24 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1369
Writer James Patterson accepted the Indie Champion award at Book Expo America in New York City. Patterson received the award for his plan to distribute one million dollars to indie bookstores. During his acceptance speech, the author called Amazon’s business practices “a national tragedy,” according to industry newsletter Shelf Awareness. “Amazon seems out to control shopping in this… View Article
The 5 Most Popular Business Books Of 2013

The 5 Most Popular Business Books Of 2013

May 15, 2014 6:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1338
Amazon’s annual list of the best-selling books on its platform signals which ideas and trends have taken hold of the culture in a given year. Even in a world where technology is taking over, books are an essential resource for people in business. DropBox CEO Drew Houston, for example, got a crash course in business and management by reading… View Article