From a post (Barnes & Noble, the Last Big Bookseller Standing: But for How Long?) I was reading from the Knowledge @ Wharton blog:
“Barnes & Noble is the last bookseller standing, but it’s still unclear whether there’s a future for its box-store business model. Niche, independent bookstores might be better placed to compete against cheap online retailers…”
Who knew that small indie bookstores would come out on top in the end, eh?