Some intriguing analysis; meanwhile, things are not looking so good for Borders
B&N sees an opportunity to buy itself for a quarter of its real value. It also sees an opportunity to free itself of all the pains of the stock market – market manipulators, short-sighted investors, Sarabanes Oxley, and so forth. It’s a really smart move for B&N to try and buy itself and go private.
Nook and Nook Color are going to be fine. Even in the extremely unlikely case that B&N goes down – they support ePub, and you can switch to Kobo or Google eBooks.