As of March 1, the American Booksellers Association will switch from IndieBound buy buttons to links to Bookshop, as part of a partnership with the latter retail site. The move was initially planned for 2020, but delayed by the pandemic. They write in an announcement that the aims of the shift are to “help eliminate consumer […]
Australian retailer Booktopia announced that it would cut 30 to 40 jobs (or 10 to 15 percent of employees) and implement other cost-cutting plans, “to improve shareholder returns and in response to changing consumer sentiment, greater competition online and inflation.” A company spokesperson told the Brisbane Times that the layoffs are predominantly in “administrative roles.” […]
There may be a lot of these short items this year, as Barnes & Noble adjusts their real estate portfolio — opening, but also closing, a number of stores. In Philadelphia, the chain will close their big two-story Walnut Street store in Rittenhouse on February 15 after more than 25 years there. They will move […]
The latest closing announcement: The Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ will close February 11 after 28 years in that location because “the landlord has chosen not to renew our lease and will be redeveloping the site.” The store said online, “Unfortunately we don’t have a location for our new building yet, but we will […]
Barnes & Noble will open a store in Bridgehampton Commons, its first location in the Hamptons, in summer 2023. (In November, they added another Long Island store, in Riverhead.) CEO James Daunt says, “We are very happy to be bringing a bookstore to Bridgehampton, a community we have wanted to be a part of for […]
Barnes & Noble will close their longtime store in Framingham, MA in January, but expect to open a new 18,000-square-foot location nearby in Natick, MA in the spring. Similarly, in Tampa, FL, they will vacate a longtime space of almost 20,000 square feet and open a new 10,000-square-foot location in Westshore in February.