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An Open Letter to James Daunt, the new B&N executive

By Libby Sternberg

Dear Mr. Daunt:

I was excited to read that you will be taking over the helm of Barnes & Noble. As a writer and a reader, I hope you can save this great retailer. 686 more words

Memo: To the New CEO of Barnes & Noble

Last week, Elliott Management agreed to buy Barnes & Noble for $683 million. Elliott owns Waterstones in the UK, with James Daunt as its CEO. He would become CEO of Barnes & Noble. 675 more words

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Elliott to buy Barnes & Noble; Daunt will run both chains 

“In a seismic shift for the book trade, Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Barnes & Noble in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $683m (£537m), including the assumption of debt….” 35 more words



I am honored to have my poem “Postcard” included in Snapdragon – A Journal of Art and Healing. This is is a lovely online journal that publishes work quarterly with “the goal of providing a platform and build a community among established and emerging poets, writers and artists, who find art to be a catalyst for self-discovery.” … 85 more words


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From June 12 to Friday, June 14, we’ll be offering Make It Happen: The No-nonsense Guide to Publishing and Marketing Your Ebook… 93 more words

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When I buy books, real books, the kind that fill the palm and give off the faint scent of forests and ferns, I most often buy used books. 1,567 more words


Supporting Our Independent Bookstores

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We are so lucky to have an assortment of independent bookstores in the San Francisco Bay Area. They support so many communities and local authors, including me! 319 more words