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Is Barnes and Noble on the same death track as Borders or can they survive?

  1. ntmarketing profile image60
    ntmarketingposted 6 years ago

    Is Barnes and Noble on the same death track as Borders or can they survive?

  2. dl53acy profile image75
    dl53acyposted 6 years ago

    Well it's kind of hard to say in these days and times..Big companies can become expendable unless there is some strategic alternative to stay alive!

  3. starstream profile image76
    starstreamposted 6 years ago

    I miss our Borders store so much.  It was such a delight and refreshment to read and enjoy a cup of coffee exploring books and magazines.  The concept must be preserved.  Hopefully Barnes and Noble will endure this time of economic troubles.

  4. Taylor Madaffari profile image54
    Taylor Madaffariposted 6 years ago

    It certainly seems like physical books will soon become obsolete.  I really, really hope that doesn't happen.  I know every real book lover hopes that doesn't happen.  Perhaps Barnes and Noble needs to concentrate more on their books and mortar stores and step back from the Nook a little bit.  Or maybe they should concentrate on their digital component so they will be prepared for and able to compete in the new digital market.  All I know is that I cannot-- in fact, refuse-- to imagine a world without rows and rows of bookshelves stacked with books... sad

  5. THEHuG5 profile image61
    THEHuG5posted 6 years ago

    I think Barnes and Noble will survive for a long time especially with their Nook becoming more and more popular. I do worry about the actual bookstores though. More people seem to be moving to e-books. In the future those might be the only books available.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I think of all the remaining physical bookstores, Barnes and Noble has the best chance because they embraced the e-reader early on. The nook, and it's help desk in-store, is going to be their saving grace. I do believe, however, that bookstores will slowly morph into a sort of cyber cafe. The stock will shrink significantly, instead having physical books as a sort of novelty while most people sit at tables to drink their coffee and read on their e-readers.