Friday Debate: Barnes and Noble

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question: 

Why I Don’t Shop at Barnes & Noble

A few days ago, an editorial was published in the New York Times depicting the deep trouble Barnes & Noble is truly in and why, more than ever, the retail book chain needs to be saved. Across the web and the blog-sphere, writers and book lovers a like are urging that we need all thatContinue reading “Why I Don’t Shop at Barnes & Noble”

Barnes & Noble Releases A New Book Recommendation App

Barnes and Noble  recently launched a new app, Browsery™, a new app that helps you find book recommendations. The new app, which can be found in the Apple® and Google Play® stores, is a community driven application that gives readers a chance to ask for and give book recommendations.

Amazon Books Won’t Bring Indie Bookstores to Their Knees

When I first heard that Amazon was opening bookstores, this was my initial reaction: By creating their online business, Amazon has cornered a huge market of book buying which most of the purchasing is done online. So why would Amazon take the risk of opening a brick and mortar bookstore, especially when a lot ofContinue reading “Amazon Books Won’t Bring Indie Bookstores to Their Knees”

Instead of Saving the Bronx’s Last Bookstore, Bronx Officials Demand an Apple Store 

It appears that Bronx politicians have their priorities a little misconstrued. 26 Bronx politicians, including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., recently penned a letter to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, to consider opening an Apple location in the Bronx. The Apple Store has 10 locations in New York City and none of them areContinue reading “Instead of Saving the Bronx’s Last Bookstore, Bronx Officials Demand an Apple Store “

Weekly Tea Discussion: Who Is Responsible For Bookstores Closing?

This past week, my neighborhood received some sad news. The Barnes and Noble, which is located in the Bay Plaza Shopping Center in the Co-op City section of the Bronx, will close at the end of this year.  Not only this is the only Barnes and Noble in the Bronx, but this was the LASTContinue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Who Is Responsible For Bookstores Closing?”

Barnes and Noble May Close Its Last Store In Queens

From DNAinfo: It’s a tough time for booklovers in Queens. The Bayside Barnes & Noble, at 23-80 Bell Blvd., might close down soon, as the bookstore chain said it was not able to reach an agreement with the landlord over its lease. The news comes on the heels of an announcement that the Forest Hills location, which opened in 1995,Continue reading “Barnes and Noble May Close Its Last Store In Queens”

Weekly Tea Discussion: Classics

What is a classic? Well, here is how Oxford Dictionary defines it: As an adjective: Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind:” And as a noun: A work of art of recognized and established value:“ I think these definitions reflect the same sentiments that areContinue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Classics”