Wharton: Barnes & Noble, the Last Big Bookseller Standing: But for How Long?

Barnes & Noble had a rough holiday season: Same-store sales fell compared to a year ago and revenue from sales of the Nook tablet stalled. Despite a heavy investment in the Nook business, Barnes & Noble is expected to have a three-year cumulative loss of more than $700 million, according to Barclays Capital — an indication that the bookstore’s multi-front war with online retailer Amazon.com doesn’t seem to be working.

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