What’s The Deal With Bookstores?

I’ve worked in four different bookstores, so I kinda know the book business from the retail side. But, I have issues.

With the demise of Borders, you would think that was going to be an invitation for Barnes & Nobles to dominate. Their stock is low and has been on the decline the last five years. Here in Miami, there’s an independent store known as Books & Books, and they’re doing good. (I can’t say how well since I haven’t seen their accounting.)

Customer service appears to be on the decline. Does Barnes need Borders or do they need to innovate and create a space beyond books?

Published by Luis Hernandez

I'm blessed. Most of my professional career, almost 20 years, I've spent as a journalist. Some of it was in print, a little in television, but most of it in radio. I've worked with some wonderfully talented producers and directors in those two decades. It would take pages to elaborate on all of the experiences I've had as a reporter, producer and host. Needless to say they include opportunities talking with leaders of state, religious leaders, civic leaders, writers, artists and entertainers. The last couple decades have been a lot of fun. But, the next couple decades will be far better.

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