BARNES & NOBLE ACQUIRES INGRAM BOOK GROUP

NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble here has announced plans to buy Ingram Book Group, La Vergne, Tenn., this month.Ingram is the largest book wholesaler in the country and supplies many supermarket book programs. It also supplies Amazon.com, Seattle, which is in direct competition for the on-line book-selling market with Barnes & Noble.The $600 million deal immediately came under fire from Amazon.com and

NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble here has announced plans to buy Ingram Book Group, La Vergne, Tenn., this month.

Ingram is the largest book wholesaler in the country and supplies many supermarket book programs. It also supplies Amazon.com, Seattle, which is in direct competition for the on-line book-selling market with Barnes & Noble.

The $600 million deal immediately came under fire from Amazon.com and the American Booksellers Association, and it will be investigated by an

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