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Books Are Like Ships

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” - Roald Dahl

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
Cleopatra: A Life
Stacy Schiff
Attention All Passengers: The Airlines' Dangerous Descent---and How to Reclaim Our Skies
William J. McGee
Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Agatha Christie
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Bee Wilson
Progress: 71/279 pages
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell

Why Barnes & Noble Is Good for Amazon

 

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

 

A Barnes & Noble bookstore in Los Angeles. The company’s retail stores and Web site generated pretax earnings of $374.2 million in its most recent fiscal year.

 

"Bookstores offer discoverability, not just the latest Dan Brown or Carl Hiaasen book on the front table, but sometimes treasures deep in the stacks, a long tail of midlist authors and specialty books. Even as the book business consolidates, the physical object displayed in an actual place will continue to be an important part of the ecosystem."