According to the New York Times, the man, James Daunt, who will soon try to revive Barnes & Noble once spent weeks arguing with a bookstore shelving designer that the correct angle of tilt for a shelf is three degrees, because books catch more light and attention on shelves below eye level.
- Which bookstore chain does Mr. Daunt operate and where is it?
- What is the percent margin on sales for Daunt’s chain?
- How many of Barnes and Noble’s stores have closed since 1997 and how many are left operating currently?
- Discuss the market share of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Daunt’s bookstore chain. How do they compare?
Segal, D. (2019). Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble? August 8 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/books/watersones-barnes-and-noble-james-daunt.html)