All of this will happen over the course of the next 10 years.
With the advancement of the electronic technology and the subsequent boom, Barnes & Noble is anticipting a drop in book buying over the next decade. Barnes & Noble reported a 10 percent drop in sales for this December over last year. In order to countermand that, the national chain will close 30 percent of all of its stores. Initial reports have not contianed any details on which stores are likely to close, but there are eight in the St. Louis area, including one in Chesterfield at on Clarkson Road. This was information reported nationally yesterday on NBC News.com. Patch will keep a close eye out on this situation.
The authors of the popular "Magic Tree House" children's book series came to Barnes and Noble to meet and chat with their young fans.
Young fans of the Magic Tree House series lined up at Barnes and Noble last night, each waiting for her or his chance to meet the authors of the newest addition to the series. Mary Pope Osbourne, the creator of the series, was there with her sister and co-author, Natalie Pope Boyce, to talk with each child and pose for a photo with them. Crazy Day With Cobras is the 45th book in the series, which began in 1992. The very first book Dinosaurs Before Dark introduced readers to Jack and Annie, two kids with a thirst for learning and adventure. The brother and sister team found a magic tree house that could transport them to any time or place they could read about in a book. The series is about their adventures. Beginning in 2000, Osbourne …