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Barnes & Noble's café was the busiest part of the store we visited.

We shopped at Barnes & Noble and saw a key shortcoming that’s hurting the chain in its battle against Amazon

Barnes & Noble stores are becoming more like libraries than bookstores. People come to browse books, study, have a cup of coffee, and meet up with their friends — but nobody is buying, and sales are hurting because of it.
Replacing TV with reading was more difficult than I expected.

I swapped TV for books for 2 weeks, and it didn’t have the effect I expected

TV has become a staple in many people’s routines, especially since we can stream shows and download movies in a click or two. As an avid TV watcher, I decided to rediscover my childhood love for books by replacing TV with reading for two weeks. Here's what I learned.
New York is doing just fine ... or is it?

The author of Bill Gates’ favorite book suggests 9 big reasons the world is getting better

In a new TED Talk, Harvard professor Steven Pinker analyzes encouraging data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution, and more. Bill Gates has called Pinker's latest work, "Enlightenment Now," his "favorite book of all time."

Google founder: The beginning of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ is a great way to describe the tech industry today

Alphabet president Sergey Brin started his company's annual Founders Letter with a quote taken from Charles Dickens' famous work "A Tale of Two Cities."
The cover of "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis.

11 books that forever transformed America as we know it

There are some books that are just good reads, and then there are others that fundamentally change the course of American history. From "Uncle Tom's Cabin to "The Jungle," here are the books that sparked important policy changes or political movements in the US.
Knowledge is power.

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Learn how the super wealthy and successful achieved the impossible, in their own words.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk listens at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018.

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk says that reading books is crucial to his amazing success. If you want to read like Elon, here's a good list to get started.

How Amazon decided the first thing it would sell was books

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a list of all the possible product categories he could sell. He chose books because they seemed the most practical — and because he could offer an unlimited selection of them.

Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Each year, Bill Gates unveils his favorite books. His picks for 2017 and early 2018 includes novels that delve into history, mental illness, and poverty.
Get some guidance from the pros.

7 books every job hunter should read before sending out résumés

The job search process can be confusing and overwhelming. Get some advice from experts on topics like changing careers, networking, and finding your passion.