The last big book chain has new owners and a new CEO.
Meanwhile, what is going on at Barnes & Noble, the almost-last standing national book store chain in the US. Should anything happen to the chain, the book publishing world – and graphic novels with it – would be sent reeling, so hoping the company stays afloat is an anxiety inducing pastime. And it’s one that […]
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Standing around with a few random indie bookseller types at MoCCA recently, one of them stated “Barnes & Noble will be gone in a year!” It’s a popular opinion but not a popular result – B&N may be the last of the big box bookchains, but when Borders went under it traumatized comics, manga and […]
Barnes & Noble has confirmed to publishers that they will be adding a standalone kids graphic novel section to their stores in the near future.
I don’t have time to do much more than copy the PR on this but…great news for the physical book side of the business, which continues to grow against all odds. And check out the factors that are fueling the growth. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the […]
They did it last year, and had some success (I’ve only heard rumors… B&N doesn’t give out attendance figures), so Barnes & Noble once again are hosting “Get Pop-Cultured”, a month-long series of pop culture events turning your local B&N into a mini comic con! The landing page is here, but let’s make a nice […]
It hasn’t been the best couple of years for the last surviving book super-chain Barnes & Noble, but they are still in it to win it, and to tap into the big month of nerd-esque excitement surrounding San Diego, they’ve just announced “Get Pop Cultured” a month of events celebrating popular books, comics TV shows and movies. Events include Frozen sing-a-long, Matman Day, Marvel Day, and Comic Convention Collectibles weekend.
So what’s news? Besides the large number of titles ranking within the Top 1000? Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a […]