The Rowan University board of trustees has approved a resolution allowing Barnes & Noble to take over the campus bookstore next spring and to lease space in a development closer to the center of Glassboro, N.J., where the store will sell both to the campus community and the general public, the Courier Post reported.
In a similar move, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., plans to open a new college bookstore off campus in the Arlington area in 2009, according to Mid-Hudson News. Vassar will renovate the 10,000-sq.-ft. former Juliet movie theater building, which it owns. The new store will be "open longer hours, sell a wider selection of general interest books, merchandise and Vassar clothing and gifts, and include an entertainment space," the paper added.
The Dollar Bookstore in Burbank, Calif., opened on November 9 and business has been "better than what we expected," owner Piccolo Lewis told the Burbank Leader.
Everything in the 11,000-sq.-ft. store costs $1, including CDs and videos. One customer said, "I end up walking to here and then walking out with a lot of books. It's kind of a blessing and a curse."
Lewis has owned bookstores in Long Beach and said he wants to open two more Dollar Bookstores--in Long Beach and on Sunset Boulevard. If he can't find suitable space, he will move to San Francisco, he said. Lewis is renting the Burbank space on a month-by-month basis.
YouTube buy the book:
A Holiday 2007 TV commercial for Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, Wash.
More book gift suggestions:
The Seattle Times suggested "gift books for armchair and active travelers."
"Who better to review a children's book this holiday season than a child?" wondered CNN.
New York Newsday harvested "a crop of cook books for the holiday gift season."
The "12 books of Christmas: a roundup of titles to suit anyone on your shopping list" were featured in the Kansas City Star.
Bloomberg.com asked, "Need a Gift? Shy Di Flirts, Naples Bleeds in Our Top Nonfiction."
"100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan" have been chosen by the Nippon Foundation, according to the Daily Yomiuri, which reported that the foundation "plans to complete the catalog in March and send it to the United States in the first year of the project, reaching about 100 institutions, such as public and university libraries and think tanks, and about 500 lawmakers and other opinion leaders there."
Among the titles were Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose by Kenneth Pyle; The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: 1945 to the Present edited by Thomas J. Rimer and Van C. Gessel; and The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion: 1590-1800 by Brett L. Walker.