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August 30, 1992 | By Christopher Durso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The area literary scene will become even more booked up in September when Barnes & Noble unveils a superstore in Broomall. Kim Becker, a Barnes & Noble spokeswoman, said Thursday that a single- story, 12,000-square-foot store is nearly finished in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center at Route 320 and Lawrence Park Road. Becker said the store would open between Sept. 11 and 28 and would carry about 80,000 titles. "That's a little smaller than an average (Barnes & Noble) superstore," Becker said, some of which have 20,000 square feet and carry 100,000 titles.
NEWS
August 12, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Barnes & Noble says it has not reached a settlement with financier Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. after news reports the companies were close to a deal. Burkle, who owns a 19 percent stake in the bookseller, is suing the company in an effort to expand his stake without triggering a poison pill plan. Late Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times both reported that the two were close to a settlement agreement. But today, Barnes & Noble issued a statement that it and Yucaipa "were unable to conclude an agreement on mutually acceptable terms.
BUSINESS
April 22, 1996 | By Ewart Rouse, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At the Borders bookstore in Marlton, 20 people pulled up chairs in a cozy circle, searching for meaning in the book they were reading. Less than a mile away, at Barnes & Noble, a smaller group sat around a table and talked about the books they were writing. The workshops are part of the competing bookstores' strategies to win the minds - and business - of South Jersey residents, the newest front in their fight to dominate the region's book market. "Once one moves into the market, the other often will follow," said Len Vlahos, a spokesman for the American Booksellers Association.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The Barnes & Noble in Jenkintown's Noble Square shopping center, a landmark that for decades has anchored a vibrant retail hub on Old York Road, will close at year's end after the bookseller declined to extend its lease, the landlord said Thursday. The decision marks the end of a 20-year relationship and reflects the company's ongoing efforts to consolidate brick-and-mortar operations, said Bruce Goodman, whose Goodman Properties had hoped to retain the tenant for at least five more years.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2000 | By Bob Fernandez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp., the West Chester games retailer in danger of having a friendly merger broken up, enriched its takeover offer for Funco Inc. of Minneapolis by 20 percent, the companies said yesterday. Electronics Boutique would pay $21 a share in cash for Funco, or a total of $135 million, matching an offer made April 12 by Barnes & Noble Inc., which operates the Babbages Etc. chain of software and computer games stores. Electronics Boutique found itself in the takeover battle after offering $17.50 a share for Funco, for a total of $110 million, in late March.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1996 | By Donna Shaw, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The nation's largest bookseller announced yesterday that it would build a "superstore" on the University of Pennsylvania campus, replacing the school-run store with one that's nearly twice as big. The new Barnes & Noble bookstore will be at 36th and Walnut Streets. It will be the first built on a university campus by Barnes & Noble. "No commercial retailer has ever built, from the ground up, its own university bookstore," Penn spokeswoman Barbara Beck said. She said the bookstore would benefit not only students, but also the community since it has no other large book retailer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2012 | Dan Gross
President Bill Clinton picked up a few books from the bargain and new fiction departments at the Barnes & Noble (102 Park) in Willow Grove Thursday evening before attending a rally for Democratic state Attorney Genereal candidate Kathleen Kane. The visit was a surprise to the store and its customers who certainly took notice of Clinton and his Secret Service detail. Clinton stopped to take a few photos with customers and chat a little bit before heading to Upper Moreland High School for the Kane rally.
NEWS
October 29, 1995 | By Shawna McCoy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The student bookstore at Camden County College has changed hands, and there are definitely more changes in store. Barnes & Noble will begin renovations for its new bookstore at the student community center in early November. The new store will be three times the size of the college's current bookstore, which came under new management in August. Now, students for the first time are able to buy used books at their campus bookstore. In addition, an old system that required clerks rather than students to retrieve a book from a shelf has been abolished.
LIVING
October 1, 1997 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What hath Gutenberg wrought? In Philadelphia, the inventor of the printing press hath wrought a new chapter in the civil war of words as Barnes & Noble opens a superstore 30 yards from Borders Book Shop. The store will open at 5 p.m. today, and whether proximity sparks a hotter war between the two competitors remains to be seen. Michael Barbella, general manager of the new Barnes & Noble store at 1805 Walnut St., said the reason for locating so close to Borders was simply coincidence.
NEWS
November 3, 1995 | By Matthew Dolan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A clash of the titans begins today, and they're fighting for the attention of every bibliophile and casual reader in the South Jersey area. Barnes & Noble, a Bigfoot in the national book world, steps down today on Route 70, just west of the intersection of Routes 70 and 73. All 25,000 square feet of it. Just around the corner from the newly built store lurks a four-year veteran of the area's book scene, Borders Book Shop, only a...
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March 13, 2013 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
MICHAEL VICK and his family have been threatened lately through social media, as have bookstores where Vick planned to promote his book, "Finally Free. " Vick has canceled appearances at three Barnes & Noble locations because of the threats, which have been reported to law enforcement, Vick spokesman Chris Shigas said Monday. Shigas called the threats, first reported by Tim McManus on Phillymag.com, "very disturbing. " Vick has been a lightning rod since he returned to the NFL with the Eagles in 2009 after serving 19 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting operation, but the public furor seemed to abate over the past few years.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2013
In the Region Glaxo to team up for vaccine in India   GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. agreed to form a joint venture in India to produce a six-in-one vaccine to immunize children in developing countries against infectious diseases. The London-based drugmaker, which has significant operations in the Philadelphia area, has agreed to form a 50-50 venture with India's Biological E Ltd. to develop a product that would combine Glaxo's injectable polio shot with a vaccine produced by Biological E that protects against five diseases, including diphtheria and tetanus.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2012
Wreath-making, cookie-baking Workshop for middle- and high-school students, 7 p.m. Tuesday, West Deptford Free Public Library, 420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, N.J. Preregister at 856-845-5593. Santa's storytime On Wednesday at 4 p.m., Santa himself will read Clement Moore's The Night Before Christmas , then listen to children's gift wishes and pose for pics. (BYO camera.) Free at Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St., 215-665-0716. 'A Christmas Carol' Theatreworks U.S.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012
Special Events Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.; 215-965-2305. Karaoke Split Karaoke and Ice Cream. Bethany United Church of Christ, 6545 Rising Sun Ave. $5; $2 for children. 11/17. 6:30-9:30 pm. Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon USA Track & Field-sanctioned, 26.2-mile course past city's historic areas. Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. www.philadelphiamarathon.com . $125; free for spectators.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The Barnes & Noble in Jenkintown's Noble Square shopping center, a landmark that for decades has anchored a vibrant retail hub on Old York Road, will close at year's end after the bookseller declined to extend its lease, the landlord said Thursday. The decision marks the end of a 20-year relationship and reflects the company's ongoing efforts to consolidate brick-and-mortar operations, said Bruce Goodman, whose Goodman Properties had hoped to retain the tenant for at least five more years.
NEWS
May 2, 2012 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Move over, little dog, the Big Dog's movin' in. " That line, from a great Hank Williams tune, could well stand for the situation of writer Buzz Bissinger. A Pulitzer Prize-winning former Inquirer staffer, Bissinger is a big dog in the publishing world, with his 1990 book Friday Night Lights and much else. His forthcoming book Father's Day promises to be a publishing event. But he's only one person. Only one writer. Amazon.com, now that's a bigger dog. Apple is another.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The story of P.K. Sindwani and his suburban Philadelphia bookstore is a saga of the beleaguered bookselling industry: good intentions, crazy times, and anyone's guess as to how things will turn out. For nearly two decades, Sindwani had done well at his shop near Ursinus College. But in 2010, with an anchor supermarket dying next door and the industry transforming at an exasperating pace, things got so tough that the onetime accountant and lifelong book lover was planning an exit strategy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2012 | Dan Gross
President Bill Clinton picked up a few books from the bargain and new fiction departments at the Barnes & Noble (102 Park) in Willow Grove Thursday evening before attending a rally for Democratic state Attorney Genereal candidate Kathleen Kane. The visit was a surprise to the store and its customers who certainly took notice of Clinton and his Secret Service detail. Clinton stopped to take a few photos with customers and chat a little bit before heading to Upper Moreland High School for the Kane rally.
BUSINESS
November 17, 2011 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
With a swift strike and counterpunch, Amazon and Barnes & Noble just opened a new theater in the Tablet Wars. Call it the Battle of the Booksellers, 7-inch edition. Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's $249 Nook Tablet, unveiled in quick succession Tuesday and Wednesday, each hope to capture part of the territory Apple staked out less than two years ago when its hugely successful iPad created a whole new product niche. With its 9.7-inch touchscreen - a size that many, including Apple founder Steve Jobs, considered perfect for personal use - iPad owners can read, watch movies and TV, play games, surf the Web, or basically do anything else imaginable on a computer.
NEWS
August 19, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Barnes & Noble Inc. said Thursday that Liberty Media, the conglomerate controlled by John Malone, has dropped its $1 billion bid to buy the bookseller and instead will invest $204 million in the company. In May, Liberty Media Corp. offered to buy all of Barnes & Noble, apparently enticed by the potential of the company's Nook electronic reader. But Barnes & Noble said the takeover talks had been ditched in light of the investment agreement unveiled Thursday. Under the terms of the deal, Liberty Media bought preferred stock convertible into about 12 million Barnes & Noble shares at $17 apiece, giving it about a 17 percent stake in the company.
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