More Briefs: Profits Slide At Bertelsmann, Glad Day Bookshop Finds Buyers

Bertelsmann released preliminary, topline figures for 2011, with their full report due on March 28. Sales from continuing operations nudged up 1 percent, to €15.3 billion, while operating EBIT fell roughly 5 percent, to €1.7 billion. Positive indicators included "rapidly growing e-book sales."

Toronto's LGBTQ Glad Day Bookshop has secured a future for itself, with news that a group of local supporters have joined together to buy the store. High school teacher Michael Erickson, who led the group of buyers, says that "as individuals, none of us are rich. But collectively, there will be over 20 of us in the end, and we can pull it off."