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Barnes & Noble’s fate rests in the hands of a British indie bookstore owner

Sarah Todd
Barnes & Noble’s fate rests in the hands of a British indie bookstore owner

In 2018, it seemed like the days of the United States’ last major bookstore chain were numbered. A decade of falling sales, brutal layoffs, 150 store closures, six chief executives, and a $1 billion loss on its Nook e-reader had left Barnes & Noble in the throes of an identity crisis.