Wk 4 - Compare 3 bookstores

Wk 4 - Compare 3 bookstores - HISTORY OF BOOKS INC Books...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/4/11 Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. It was moved, burnt down, rebuilt and sold in 1946 when it became Books, Inc. 1946 – Sold to Lew Lengfiled 1996 Lew dies and leaves business to the employees. Big box bookstores were just starting to colonize the west coast so Books, Inc. filed chapter 11 and reorganized. They closed ten stores, restructured the company and were left with four. 1997 – Two owners left, Michael Grant and Michael Tucker emerged from Chapter 11 with four stores and opened a fifth store the next year. 2000 – Mike Grant died as the company was posed for further expansion. Michael Tucker assumed the role of President and carried out the plan. 2011 – Today, with 12 stores and around 200 employees, HISTORY OF BOOKS, INC.
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5/4/11 History of Amazon Books 1994 – Amazon Incorporated in the state of Washington 1995 – Amazon.com went on-line. 1996 – Amazon incorporated in Delaware. 1997 –Trading under the NASDAQ stock exchange symbol AMZN 1997 – Barnes and Noble filed a lawsuit, alleging that Amazon's claim to be "The world's largest bookstore" was false. They asserted "[It]isn't a bookstore at all. It's a book broker." The suit was later settled out of court. Amazon continued to call itself “The world's largest bookstore”
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