Barnes and Noble To Close

Barnes and Noble To Close

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Gouverneur, NY

#1 Jul 28, 2013
People only go there to READ the books. Nobody buys anything. Theres no was a business can afford to stay open that way. Unfortunately, the area is now losing its only book store. Shame!
onetwotree

Ithaca, NY

#2 Jul 29, 2013
LIAR!
Inspector

Dallas, TX

#3 Jul 29, 2013
breaking news wrote:
People only go there to READ the books. Nobody buys anything. Theres no was a business can afford to stay open that way. Unfortunately, the area is now losing its only book store. Shame!
They're closing nationwide. They should have thrown out the freeloaders.
Daniel

Ithaca, NY

#4 Jul 29, 2013
I hear B Dalton is moving in.
It would be great if

Utica, NY

#6 Jul 30, 2013
Just once I'd like to go in and walk out with the book I want to buy. If they have to order it and I'll get it in a week, I'll order cheaper and faster at Amazon. It will be in my hands in 3 days not 7.
newwek

Utica, NY

#8 Jul 30, 2013
john wrote:
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I love it when you tell them you are looking for a popular book and they say "Who's the author?" This happened when I went to buy 50 Shades of Grey...the cashier hadn't even heard of the book before. They are BOOKSELLERS! Isn't it their job to read and know about literature and writers?
Maybe because the book you wanted was utter crap?
newwek

Utica, NY

#9 Jul 30, 2013
What happens when the electricity is out? Not exactly going to be able to read an e-book. I enjoy using the Public Library. I don't have to pay for books there.
ahhh

Utica, NY

#12 Jul 31, 2013
newwek wrote:
What happens when the electricity is out? Not exactly going to be able to read an e-book. I enjoy using the Public Library. I don't have to pay for books there.
As long as book is fully charged, you'll be able to read it for many hours. BTW, how are you going to read your dirty, manhandled, public library book without electricity? Arm gets tired holding a flashlight. I could also think of more, ahh, interesting things to do in the dark.. wink, wink
Hows yer pork

Ithaca, NY

#13 Jul 31, 2013
Our 2nd quarter sales up 40% from last year

Level 6

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#15 Sep 12, 2013
Good to hear
meme

Utica, NY

#16 Sep 12, 2013
I think there will be an uptick in library use to be honest. My Kindle died after 2 years. I'm certainly not in the mood to buy a new one every 2 years, tat's ridiculous. And then buy all the books again? Rather just use the library and call it a day.
Avid reader

Utica, NY

#17 Sep 12, 2013
The e-reader line of argumentation is actually incorrect. Losses from the Nook ($190 million in the 3rd quarter alone) is actually the reason why Barnes and Noble is bleeding. Turns out people prefer hard copies of books and the "brick and mortar" side of their business is actually performing quite well. Last I knew B & N was actually trying to sell off their e-reader position and focus on their stores.
Just wondering

Syracuse, NY

#18 Sep 12, 2013
newwek wrote:
What happens when the electricity is out? Not exactly going to be able to read an e-book. I enjoy using the Public Library. I don't have to pay for books there.
Duh.......you can still use an ebook to read when the electricity goes out........Taxpayers pay for the books at the library which is fine by me........nothing in this world is free. I enjoy both reading on my Nook, my ipad, and the conventional way. Love sharing books with my friends too.

“Sup'”

Level 7

Since: Jan 13

Costa Mesa, CA

#19 Sep 12, 2013
I thought people went to B&N for the free internet service so they can post on Topix?
Downstater

Carthage, NY

#20 Sep 12, 2013
If its true, they're probably just closing the New Hartford store. People in the area can't read very well so books are out of the question for them. The OD is tough enough for them to read.
Chicken Riggie Face

Albany, NY

#21 Sep 12, 2013
Downstater wrote:
If its true, they're probably just closing the New Hartford store. People in the area can't read very well so books are out of the question for them. The OD is tough enough for them to read.
Lol.
Cretin sux azzzz

Gouverneur, NY

#22 Sep 13, 2013
Chicken Riggie Face wrote:
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Lol.
It's Cretin above. He sux azzzz.
Jimmy

Utica, NY

#23 Sep 13, 2013
john wrote:
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I love it when you tell them you are looking for a popular book and they say "Who's the author?" This happened when I went to buy 50 Shades of Grey...the cashier hadn't even heard of the book before. They are BOOKSELLERS! Isn't it their job to read and know about literature and writers?
Are you nuts or what? Do ya think that employees of B&N read every single book or know the author of every book ever written? I never heard of that book either, so it must be a trash novel. You need help.

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