Dohle and Riggio talk all things B&N

Dohle and Riggio talk all things B&N

The Association of American Publishers' annual meeting, held at Penguin Random House earlier this week (8th March) was themed “Charting the Future,” its centerpiece a Q&A interview by PRH c.e.o. Markus Dohle of Barnes & Noble c.e.o. Len Riggio.

Their conversation spent as much time looking back as looking forward: Riggio clearly wanted to remind his audience of where B&N had come from and all it had done, before responding to the well-known challenges it faces. The overriding message we knew:  “We need B&N,” Dohle said. “I’ll buy that,” Riggio responded.

Riggio started as a clerk at the N...

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