Big Three: Still No Good News for Anyone

June 2010
Book Publishing Report;Jun2010, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p1
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The article offers information on the fiscal 2010 year-end store sales for the three largest bookselling chains in the U.S. The big three bookstores which include Barnes & Noble, Borders Group Inc., and Books-A-Million Inc. have indicated a comparable store sales decline for the past 15 quarters. It adds that Borders has adjusted its reporting methods while Barnes & Noble has not released its final sales figures for the 2010 fiscal year.


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