Barnes and Noble: What are you doing?

What are you doing, big guy? What are you doing? I’m getting reports that you’re doing in Seattle what Borders is doing—i.e., pulling all books from shelves that aren’t national sellers, even when local stores are telling you that what does well there.

I mean, why pay attention to what actually does well in individual cities so that local stores actually don’t die? What’s the strategy here? “Let’s push all sales of non-national sellers to Amazon, I’m sure they’ll drown in all the sales of non-best-sellers”?

You know what companies do that? Borders. I hear they’re currently trading at around $0.50 a share.