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Third-grade students save Florida Barnes & Noble from closing after writing CEO

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The class mailed a personal letter to Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros, who is based at the company's New York City headquarters.

The Tomoka Elementary School students even suggested alternative sites in the area and invited Parneros to check them out.

Parnros and his team listened.

Swayed by the Ormond Beach students' love of books, company officials told a local newspaper the executive stepped in to ensure that Barnes & Noble's Daytona Beach store and its landlord could find a way to extend the lease.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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