Comparable-store sales fell again at Barnes & Noble in May, but the 0.5% decline was the chain's best performance in the current fiscal year and continued the trend of improving sales. After falling 4.4% in February and 8.4% in March, same-store sales rallied a bit in April and were down only 1.8%. Same-store sales at Dalton were down 11.2% in May. Among B&N's new bestsellers were The South Beach Diet, The Devil Wears Prada, Naked Prey and An Unfinished Life.
Volume 250 Issue 23 06/09/2003