Parts of the book business have been hitting hard times of late. There are all kinds of way of fighting back. Amazon, for instance, just released a smaller and sexier Kindle. And Barnes & Nole? They’ve hired an executive chef. From Time magazine:

How about some beer or wine or a nice dinner after browsing Barnes & Noble’s aisles for the latest Stephen King thriller or an adult coloring book?

The bookstore chain said at an investor conference on Thursday that it would open four concept stores in fiscal 2017 that will feature bars offering wine and beer, along with better food, in cafés twice the size of its usual food spots, its latest effort to rejuvenate its business.

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