As the story ripples through the blogosphere little nuggets of relevance pop up, like this one:
Barnes & Noble underperformed other retailers, which reported same-store sales Thursday. Revenue by that measure for the more than 20 companies tracked by Retail Metrics rose 4.8 percent last month, excluding drugstores, beating the estimate for a 3.4 percent gain, the firm said. That followed a 1.6 percent gain in November.
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4.8% gain in general retail isn't quite the 8% gain the NYT reported for the ABA bookstores, but it is a pretty good holiday season. So they can't blame consumers: they *were* spending.