Can UK bookseller James Daunt revive Barnes & Noble?
James Daunt, credited with a turnaround at Britain's biggest book chain, Waterstones, is plotting a similar strategy to address the troubles at America's Barnes & Noble. In the 1990s, the company was king of America's bookshops, a fast-expanding corporate behemoth that revolutionised the industry and crushed local competitors. Its success seemed so complete it inspired the 1998 romantic comedy You've Got Mail, in which Meg Ryan falls for Tom Hanks, even as his FoxBooks forces her family's shop out of business. Today, however, Barnes & Noble stores seem ...