will Barnes & Noble stores survive the year?

Will the death of the Big Bookstore mean the end of bookstores? Or will it re-open the market for small stores with more curated offerings?

Barnes & Noble: Gone By New Year’s | Focus Magazine of SWFL

This may be the last year that Barnes & Noble bookstores remain open.

It’s bad news for people who love books. It’s worse news for the next generation of readers, who may never experience buying a book in a bookstore.

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...Serendipity — the sweet surprise of happening upon an unexpected book — is an experience that can happen only in a bookstore.

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