Barnes & Noble to devote expanded floor space to Nook

07/29/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Barnes & Noble hopes to spur Nook sales by creating 1,000-square-foot Nook boutiques in all of its stores this fall, The New York Times reports. The chain's 720 brick-and-mortar stores provide a place for consumers to try out the devices and seek advice from staffers before buying, an advantage online competitor Amazon doesn't have, the company says.

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