Book Sales are Down And The Mood Is Low–But Superstores Keep Going Up
- The Incredible Shrinking Book Chain To Close Another 28 Stores. // Book Publishing Report;02/05/2001, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p3
Reports that Crown Books Corp. is planning to close down several of its bookstores in the United States. Estimated number of bookstores to be closed down by the company; Percentage decline in sales incurred by the company in November and December 2000; Details regarding the efforts of Crown...
- 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...
- Highlights from Inside Report. Hammond, Karen // Quill & Quire;Apr2002, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p6
Reports developments on bookstores as of April 2002. Rejection of the application of HMS Host Corp. to open a bookstore at the Halifax International Airport by the Canadian Heritage's Investment Review; Buyout of Golden Books by Random House; Increase of the revenue of Indigo Books.
- Sales up at Chapters' McGill store. Soderstrom, Mary // Quill & Quire;Nov98, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p24
Reports the acquisition of the McGill University bookstore by Chapters company in Canada. Physical description of the bookstore; Accounts on the books featured in the store; Details on the corporate reorganization made in 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.