Posted on 03/28/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A few recent developments in the world of brick-and-mortar bookstores ...

LifeWay Christian Stores will close all of its stores and become an exclusively online retailer, reports NPR.

Since 2013, when its physical presence peaked at 184 stores, the company’s brick-and-mortar side has lost money, with a sales drop of 10 percent over Christmas being the deal-breaking trend.

NPR has more on LifeWay’s history, stretching all the way back to Reconstruction.

Barnes & Noble is choosing a slightly different way of adapting to the changing retail world than LifeWay.

On Wednesday, the company will open another iteration of its new store prototype — one that’s a half to a third of the size of its standard stores — in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The Digital Reader has specifics on its new features, among which is not a larger or more varied selection of books.

Categories: Today in Books

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