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Analysis: Departure of Barnes & Noble CEO may put focus on retail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sudden resignation on Monday of Barnes & Noble Inc's <BKS.N> chief executive could indicate the struggling bookseller is closer to breaking up and returning to basics: bookstores.Full story

Barnes & Noble's Tablet Failure Claims a Casualty

William Lynch steps down as Barnes & Noble CEO, thanks to the high-profile failure of the Nook tablet business. The bookseller still has hopes of growing as a digital content platform, but faces an uphill battle. Full story

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigns

Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that William Lynch has stepped down as CEO, effective immediately, just weeks after the book retailer announced weak sales, big losses and the declining popularity of its Nook e-readers. Full story

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  Barnes & Nobel Founder Bids For Retail Business

John Tinker, Maxim Group analyst, discusses the founder's buyout bid for the bookstore, and the outlook on the Nook media business.

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Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman are shown on the home screens of Nook readers from Barnes & Noble, which use technology developed by E Ink Corporation, in Cambridge, Massachusetts October 25, 2012. Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly she

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A customer examines a Nook e-reader at a Barnes and Noble store in Boston, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder