Friday, September 24, 2010

It will be a sad day.............................

if the Barnes & Noble at Easton ever closes.

Article in the National Real Estate Investor highlights some of
the issues facing "the country's leading bricks-and-mortar
bookseller."  "Industry insiders wonder if Barnes & Noble
might have to slim down its base of 1,300 stores in response
to the changing book market", meaning Amazon and e-readers.

Full article here.

Favorite excerpt:

     "But retail consultants feel that actual books resonate
     with consumers.  And Barnes & Noble offers a rich
     in-store experience..........'whereas there is a value
     in having a physical book.  Some people simply
     prefer them'."

Got that right.

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