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Tentatively Scheduled for 9 :05 am will be Author Bob Sherman with his book, " Border Crimes " and other Stories.
|Among the salt flats and the interior forests overgrown with bull brier, the opulent homes and the little shacks, somewhere a killer has been at work for nearly forty-two years. The locals all know; when the hurricanes begin, so do the murders. In Narragansett Bay off the coast of Rhode Island lies an island called Prudence, sparsely populated and accessible only by boat. What no one knows is that George Caswell, the local eccentric, is exacting his vengeance on this blithe community for the deaths of his family. When the body of a woman washes ashore after another violent storm, Brad Wheeler, the island's only lawman, must uncover the secrets of Prudence and match wits with an unknown foe - but is a human responsible, or something more sinister?|
On May 15, Author K. W Garlick will discuss his latest book, George's Hurricane
Borders collapse and now Barnes and Noble having severe bottom line problems.
I spent some of last week digging into the financial statements of Barnes & Noble, and I was shocked at how bad they are. Revenue from its website and from Nook (the company’s e-reader) has plummeted. Sales inside its stores are falling, too. It’s plausible that Barnes & Noble will not survive.
|Some of its problems stem from poor decisions by its management. But keep in mind that Borders — once the country’s other big bookstore chain — went out of business in 2011. So some larger forces are at work here.|
|What are they? The growing power of gigantic technology firms like Amazon. They’re strong enough to create existential problems for their rivals. And as much as many of us — including me — may enjoy Walmart, E-bay, Etsy and Amazon’s service, I think it’s also important to recognize the larger problems that Big Tech behemoths are causing.|
|Amazon’s growing dominance isn’t good for the book business or for the country.|