Buy the Book Seeking Economies of Scale, Barnes & Noble's Purchase of America'slargest Wholesale Book Distributor Is Shaking Up the Industry
Marjorie Coeyman, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Robert Klara is just the kind of enthusiastic young customer giant bookseller Barnes & Noble is seeking.
Mr. Klara, a magazine editor living in New York City, buys at least three to four new books a month. He also likes to give books as gifts and relishes time spent in bookstores, including the Barnes & Noble near his office. "I enjoy the physical act of browsing," he explains.
But the affection Barnes & Noble might feel for Klara is not entirely mutual. He has been reading about the company's proposed acquisition of another industry titan, wholesale book distributor Ingram Book Group, and he's worried. The acquisition "would seem to be giving Barnes & Noble an …
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Publication information: Article title: Buy the Book Seeking Economies of Scale, Barnes & Noble's Purchase of America'slargest Wholesale Book Distributor Is Shaking Up the Industry. Contributors: Marjorie Coeyman, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: January 7, 1999. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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