NEW YORK (TheStreet) - It's the holiday season and what better way to get in the shopping mood than reading about how today's bricks-and-mortar retailers are re-energizing their stores to compete with e-commerce.
Rebuilding Empires: How Best Buy and Other Retailers are Transforming and Competing in the Digital Age of Retailing by St. Martin's Press, and three other compelling business books are coming out this week.
The titles were chosen by TheStreet staff from among all the business books coming out this week listed by Barnes & Noble and Amazon. They are both new hardcovers and the first issue of paperback titles. TheStreet has selected the releases with the widest appeal. Click to see last week's books and click through below to see the books you should look out for this week.
Title: The Little Book of Thinking Big (paperback)
Author: Richard Newton
Why You Should Read It: Think big. Anyone that's looking to build their confidence and learn how to achieve their goals needs to read this book. Newton provides suggestions on how to frame attainable goals and confidence building strategies.
Release Date: Dec. 8
Title: The Monetary System: Analysis and New Approaches to Regulation
Author: Jean-Francois Serval, Jean-Pascal Tranie
Why You Should Read It: Today's changing global society requires the development of new money policies by governments. For those with a keen interest in today's global economic condition, The Monetary System is a must read.
Release Date: Dec. 8
Title: Rebuilding Empires: How Best Buy and Other Retailers are Transforming and Competing in the Digital Age of Retailing
Author: Thomas Less
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Why You Should Read It: Bricks-and-mortar retailing is not dead and big box retailers are doing a lot to capitalize on their physical spaces. Rebuilding Empires features interviews with retail C-suite executives at Best Buy and Target to show how these companies are redefining what it means to be a retailer today.
Release Date: Dec. 9
Title: Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity (paperback)
Author: Yesenia Barragan
Publisher: Zero Books
Why You Should Read It: Barragan presents a historical ethnography on the meaning of a new physical landscape - the explosion of cash-for-gold shops following the worst economic crisis of our times,
Release Date: Dec. 12
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-Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.