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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS): Could This Be The Final Chapter?

Sales of e-books are out-pacing and are on the cusp of overtaking print books in all categories. As more and more authors and publishers opt for digital versions, and as more and more readers gravitate to e-books, Barnes & Noble fate could soon read like a sad non-fiction story.

Like scores of people, I enjoy perusing the aisles at Barnes & Noble, finding a favorite author, looking at new releases, inhaling the unmistakable aroma of newly printed books and thumbing through crisp pages. Like many, I am often there simply for the experience, not always to buy. However, it’s sales not traffic that will keep Barnes & Noble in business.

It’s yet to be seen if Barnes & Noble’s business will go the route of its peer Border’s, or the iconic Guttenberg printing press, or vinyl records. But the writing on the wall suggests that’s where BKS is headed. The End may be nearer than many imagine.

The article Could This Be The Final Chapter? originally appeared on and is written by Diane Alter.

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