The Incredible Shrinking Book Chain To Close Another 28 Stores
- Indpendents feel little effect from Crown closings. High, John // Publishers Weekly;9/14/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 37, p25
Reports that Crown Books 1998 decision to close all of its stores in Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Texas has caused little reaction from independent bookstore owners in those areas. How Crown placed stores in close proximity to each other; Comments from various owners of...
- Crown shelves plan to sell chain to publishers. // Publishers Weekly;3/29/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 13, p10
Reports that bookseller Crown Books Corp. president Anna Currence announced that she is no longer actively pursuing a plan that involved selling ownership of the bookstore chain to its creditors. Currence's effort in looking for an alternative solution to bring Crown out of Chapter 11...
- Crown Books files for bankruptcy protection. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;7/20/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 29, p108
Announces that Crown Books filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1998. Crown's assets and liabilities; Reason for filing for bankruptcy as failure to find a buyer for the chain; Crown's debts to wholesalers Ingram Book Co. and Bookazine; Debts to publishing companies, including...
- Crown Books to Close 28 Stores. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;2/5/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 6, p9
Reports on the number of bookstores which Crown Books company plans to close by the end of April 2001 in the United States. Reason for the planned closure of bookstores; Number of employees which the company plans to dismiss as a result of downsizing; Locations of the bookstores which will be...
- Book Sales are Down And The Mood Is Low–But Superstores Keep Going Up. // Book Publishing Report;12/10/2001, Vol. 26 Issue 49, p1
Reports the expansion of Barnes & Noble Bookstores despite sales decline of books in the United States. Acquisition of Crown Books Corp. bookstores by the company; Concerns of publishers on the decline consumer demand of books; Business optimism of the company.
- For new Crown CEO, focus is building credibility, not new stores or Web site. // Book Publishing Report;12/6/99, Vol. 24 Issue 47, p1
Reports that Crown Books will focus on improving the operations of its stores in the United States, according to chief executive Charles Cumello. Effort to rebuild credibility with publishers; Initiative to recover from bankruptcy and reemerge as a viable bookstore chain.
- BAM to Buy Crown Stores In D.C. and Chicago. Nawotka, Edward // Publishers Weekly;3/12/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 11, p14
Reports on the agreement of Books-A-Million to buy the inventory of Crown Books stores in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Amount of the company's bid for the property leases; Goal of the Crown Books.
- Adult Book Sales Rise 1% In First Half of 2001. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;11/5/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 45, p9
Reports on the sales increase of adult books in the United States during the first half of 2001. Classification of books which have posted sales increase; Failure of electronic books to acquire patronage from readers; Impact of the closing of the Crown Books company on the market decline of...
- Top bookstore chain sales rise more than 15% in third quarter. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;11/28/1994, Vol. 241 Issue 48, p8
Reports on total bookstore sales of the four largest chains in the United States in the third quarter of 1994. Comparison with second quarter figures; Barnes & Noble Inc.; Borders-Walden; Crown Books Corp.; Books-A-Million Inc.