The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool technology editor Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor Austin Smith discuss their favorite stocks.

In today's edition, Andrew and Austin talk about one company they've been pretty down on lately, Barnes & Noble. They're still pretty negative on its future going forward. The company's tablet, the Nook, has impressive sales growth, but is still a distant third in the race behind Amazon and Apple. Its e-books have the potential to cannibalize its own bricks-and-mortar business. Ultimately, Austin and Andrew don't see the company in any better position than other bricks-and-mortar retailers showing weakness right now.

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