March 13, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 6, 2012 |
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.
May 2, 2012 |
"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.
April 22, 2012 |
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.
April 16, 2012 |
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.
November 17, 2011 |
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.
August 19, 2011 |
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.