Booksellers Stumble Badly in Third Quarter

December 2008
Book Publishing Report;Dec2008, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p7
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The article reports on the decline in third quarter average net sales among three largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Borders Group and Books-A-Million, in the U.S. However, there is little to do but see how the fourth quarter will treat the retailers and the publishers. If similar decline is seen during the holiday season, then, it is possible that not one of the Big Three will see a profit as they head into 2009.


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