Found the link on KB's Writer's Cafe. According to the actual WSJ article, B&N expects to close "as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade" at a rate of about 20 stores per year. It expects to have about 450 to 500 stores at that point.

What do you think this means to writers and to the publishers with books at B&N? A narrower selection of only the most popular books? Or will it become more like Walmart, each store customized to the locals' buying preferences?