Bookselling Visionary Harry Hoffman Dies at 92

Harry Hoffman, the most powerful person in bookselling in the 1980s as the CEO of Waldenbooks, died on May 20 at age 92. Hoffman took over the 500-bookstore chain in 1979 and, when he retired in 1991, the chain had about 1,300 outlets and sales of over $1 billion. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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