Lessons from Powell's Books

Just one week before Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., laid off 31 employees, or 7% of its workforce, a move that followed downsizing the staff through attrition in 2010. While the situation at Powell's is not dire, unlike that of the nation's #2 bookstore chain, many of the same economic factors are forcing all bricks-and-mortar booksellers to make tough decisions regarding staffing, inventory, marketing, benefits, and in some cases, closings. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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