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John F
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Barnes & Noble suggestions

Post by John F » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:51 am

Just got an email from B&N that says:
John, if you liked Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade, our expert booksellers recommend these top titles in the Music category
The titles:

Just Kids Illustrated Edition
Led Zeppelin, by Led Zeppelin
Beastie Boys Book
My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love, by Dessa
Hindsight: & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me (B&N Exclusive Edition), by Justin Timberlake
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
Acid for the Children: A Memoir, by Flea & Patti Smith
Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio, by Danny Bennett & Tony Bennett
Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest, by K.K. Downing & Mark Eglinton
Imagine John Yoko, Signed Collector's Edition, by Yoko Ono
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, by Mark Bego

Clearly, B&N's "expert booksellers" have never heard of classical music. I've also recently bought Charles Rosen's "Romantic Poets, Critics, and Other Madmen." What will B&N's expert booksellers make of that?
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Re: Barnes & Noble suggestions

Post by maestrob » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:44 am

Good grief! Another reason why B&N is failing!

At least when I visit a web page for a classical CD on amazon, I get follow-up (automated, I'm sure!) emails trying to sell me the item if I don't buy it at first.

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Re: Barnes & Noble suggestions

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:46 pm

John F wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:51 am
Just got an email from B&N that says:
John, if you liked Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade, our expert booksellers recommend these top titles in the Music category
The titles:

Just Kids Illustrated Edition
Led Zeppelin, by Led Zeppelin
Beastie Boys Book
My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love, by Dessa
Hindsight: & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me (B&N Exclusive Edition), by Justin Timberlake
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
Acid for the Children: A Memoir, by Flea & Patti Smith
Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio, by Danny Bennett & Tony Bennett
Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest, by K.K. Downing & Mark Eglinton
Imagine John Yoko, Signed Collector's Edition, by Yoko Ono
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, by Mark Bego

Clearly, B&N's "expert booksellers" have never heard of classical music. I've also recently bought Charles Rosen's "Romantic Poets, Critics, and Other Madmen." What will B&N's expert booksellers make of that?
Well John, relatively speaking, nobody has ever heard of classical music. I know for a perfect fact based on my teaching that kids can get interested in it. They are just not willing to admit it in front of their friends. Children need no incentive to be interested in music. It comes automatically. I get all my talent, such as it is, from my father's side of the family, and as odd as it may sound, I have a nearby cousin about my own age who had his two sons late in life, and I still encounter them at the high school from which my father graduated in 1945. I have hopes for them, for they are both of great potential.

As for B&N, it is still the only brick-and-mortar bookstore around here (in the outskirts of Saratoga Springs, when the downtown Borders, far superior, went out of business years ago.) It is from them that I bought my Nook, which I have mentioned before. It is still possible to get pretty much any book still in print through that medium.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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