It’s the End of B&N As We Know It


Oh Barnes and Noble…I keep saying you aren’t Borders, and then you go and stock crock pots for the holidays.

Cooking appliances. In a bookstore. Not even near the cookbooks, just chilling near bargain titles. Why? Did the NOOK line open the floodgates? Are you morphing into Target by carrying appliances while Target morphs into a bookstore with their expanded book sections? Is it bizarro land?

I just hope this isn’t B&N’s sparkly Jesus piggy bank. A few years ago, Borders sold sparkly, Jesus shaped piggy banks. Then they went out of business. Coincidence? I think not.

Please stick to selling books, B&N. Nobody walks into their local store and thinks “Whoo hoo, I can get a calendar, a gift card, and an appliance to slow cook tender meats.” No one wanted sparkly piggy banks either, and we all know how that story ended.

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About the Author

Carly Z
Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?