Barnes & Noble Sets Itself Free

From a New York Times story by Maureen O’Connor headlined “Barnes & Noble Sets Itself Free”:

The green carpet is gone. Dark wood shelves are no longer in favor.

At many Barnes & Noble stores, the green-striped wallpaper and hunter-green walls have been scraped away and painted over in sandy shades of white and pink as the nation’s biggest brick-and-mortar bookseller pursues, in fits and starts, a back-to-basics, books-first strategy.