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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Barnes & Noble Changes Teen Section!

According to a Publisher's Weekly article, which can be found in it's entirety here, Barnes & Noble bookstores are changing the way their teen fiction section is organized.

The store is rearranging its teen fiction section chain-wide in an effort to "improve the shopping experience and boost sales."  Barnes & Noble decided to reorganize all its teen sections by separating out the two most popular genres—paranormal romance and fantasy and adventure—from teen fiction. Teen series will be absorbed into the appropriate category, and two bays will be devoted to bestsellers. One will change weekly to reflect the top 10 teen fiction bestsellers; the other will be organized by genre and display top teen picks.

Barnes & Noble hopes that "in addition to helping teens discover new books, the rearranged sections will enable them to easily filter out books they’re not interested in and go straight to the genre that they’re looking for."

There has been lots of discussion of rearranging libraries to reflect this move as well.  What do you think?  What would you like to see in your library?


David A. Bedford said...

It makes sense. If it keeps bookstores in business and people reading, I'm all for it.

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Anne Bennett said...

I always think it is funny when kids ask me "where are you mystery books?" I think the problem with the way that book stores organize their books is if one doesn't know what category the book fits in. I hate walking around the whole book store trying to figure it out.


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