The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Fool analyst John Reeves and Fool advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Barnes & Noble recently announced that it was considering spinning of its e-reader business. Dave and John wonder if this means trouble for the bookseller. Will this result in bankruptcy for Barnes & Noble -- and was the decline of traditional book retailers inevitable?

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