Links of Interest: May 26, 2021

Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt says Bookshop is dangerous for independent bookstores. It’s not much of a surprise he might find the online retailer dangerous, given that Barnes & Noble has never been that great at online sales and realized only modest ecommerce growth during the pandemic. But Daunt’s warning was directed to independents. He believes … Read more

Links of Interest: June 29, 2016

Hastings Entertainment has filed for bankruptcy. Hastings is a retailer of books, music, and video games that operates 123 superstores, primarily in the south central United States. Unless a buyer is found, the company will shut down in July. It owes millions of dollars to banks, publishers, and distributors. Given years of substantial losses, the bankruptcy … Read more