Bookstore operators

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo Pete Mulvihill poses for a photo in his Browser Books store that he recently opened in San Francisco. Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about being an independent bookseller that he bought a third store within the past two months. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 11, 2019 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about selling books that he bought a third bookstore within the past two months. “The industry is much better than it was — the last four to five years have been pretty healthy,” says Mulvihill, who owns three Green Apple Books and Browser...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. The beleaguered bookseller is being sold to Elliott Management Corp. in a $476 million deal. Elliott will pay $6.50 per share. That’s an approximately 9% percent premium to the company’s Thursday closing price of $5.96. The transaction is valued at about $683 million, including debt. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by and other online sellers, but remains a critical outlet for publishers. On Friday, it was...
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Greg Priore, the former Oliver Room archivist at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, is taken in cuffs after arraignment at City Court, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Authorities on Friday charged Priore and John Schulman, owner of an antique bookstore, with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pittsburgh library over a 20-year period. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 2:49 pm
An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pittsburgh library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton's "Principia," considered a watershed of science. In some cases, the...
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January 17, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week, the book's first full week of publication, a company which tracks the retail market told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In less than two weeks since its release, combined e-book, audio and...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Stephen King says he wants to help a Maine bookstore owner who lost thousands of dollars' worth of rare books, including original King manuscripts, after flood caused by a broken pipe. King tells the Bangor Daily News he was "horrified" to hear about Gerald Winters' bookstore...
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In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, photo, a woman is greeted by an Amazon Books store employee as she arrives at the store in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, in New York. Amazon opened the retail store Thursday. Amazon, the e-commerce giant that changed how people shop for books, toilet paper and TVs, hit a new milestone Tuesday, May 30: Its stock topped $1,000 for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 30, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, the internet goliath that revolutionized the way much of the world buys books, toilet paper and TVs, hit a new milestone Tuesday. Its stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time. That price put Amazon's market value at about $478 billion, double that of the world's...
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Workers at an Amazon Go store, currently open only to Amazon employees, are seen through an exterior window as they make sandwiches inside, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Seattle. Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $724 million. The Seattle-based company said it had profit of $1.48 per share, topping Wall Street expectations. Amazon Go shops are convenience stores that don't use cashiers or checkout lines, but use a tracking system that of sensors, algorithms, and cameras to determine what a customer has bought. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 27, 2017 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores? Amazon has been dabbling in physical retail since 2015, during which time it's opened a half-dozen bookstores that double as gadget emporia, a score of campus bookstores that don't sell books and a convenience...
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