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July 27, 2011 @ 11:12 PM
MERCYSIDE102

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where the fuck am i suppose to:

`have a good read

`find a life changing book

`get my coffee on

`and talk to all the nerdy sweet/hipster bitches now

hopefully a barnes a noble will move in but damn this shit sucks sad
July 27, 2011 @ 11:15 PM
BTD

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Location: ghetto land

library

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July 27, 2011 @ 11:17 PM
xVILLN

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Barnes and Nobles > Borders
Its got 3 different levels son,c'mon

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July 27, 2011 @ 11:17 PM
yungm

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Location: Bay Area

they don't have coffee at the library bruh
July 27, 2011 @ 11:22 PM
MERCYSIDE102

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it sucks to know that bookstores and physical books themselves might be on the way out
a library is ok but it doesn't compare

btw the only reason am bitchin is because theres no other bookstore within a good 40 mile radius of me
July 27, 2011 @ 11:56 PM
Brooklyn_718

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Barnes & Noble > Borders....

Not going to front I love ebooks, but I also love book stores, and the book store setting. Barnes and Noble is suppose to be doing fine so we could count on them to stick around.
July 28, 2011 @ 12:05 AM
Theseventhletter

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Barnes & Noble > Borders....

Not going to front I love ebooks, but I also love book stores, and the book store setting. Barnes and Noble is suppose to be doing fine so we could count on them to stick around.


Idk about that, the flagship store in Lincoln Center is either closing or closed dude. Either way they are still doing relatively better than Borders. I'm curious as to what will replace the Borders in The Shops at Columbus Circle, hopefully something worth going in that place for besides Whole Foods. One bookstore I hope never closes is Strand, I love that place.
July 28, 2011 @ 12:07 AM
MERCYSIDE102

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really hoping a barnes and noble moves in cause am seriously upset
shit sucks man
July 28, 2011 @ 12:11 AM
Theseventhletter

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What state/city are you in Mercy?
July 28, 2011 @ 12:34 AM
Brooklyn_718

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Idk about that, the flagship store in Lincoln Center is either closing or closed dude. Either way they are still doing relatively better than Borders. I'm curious as to what will replace the Borders in The Shops at Columbus Circle, hopefully something worth going in that place for besides Whole Foods. One bookstore I hope never closes is Strand, I love that place.


Oh yea strand is dope.. But it's prehistoric compared to B&N lol. Strand does have better prices, they have every book B&N has for cheaper... and I've found some good books outside for very cheap. I doubt they'll go out of business people love that place and it's usually packed with people.

At the end of the day the book store vs ebook's situation is an interesting thing to think about. I wonder how the book store companies are coming up with solutions for this problem. They need to focus on experience more than anything else... Encourage people to sit in there and read a book, have a cup of coffee before they go... check out a magazine, that's why I think the starbucks in B&N stores was such a great idea, I guess it isn't working...
July 28, 2011 @ 01:06 AM
MERCYSIDE102

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i just hope and pray bookstores arent on their way out
the experience is too good
im about to email barnes and nobles on opening a shop near me
and am kinda drunk lol
July 28, 2011 @ 01:12 AM
Theseventhletter

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B&N was able to hedge against it's losses by developing the Nook e-reader, which has a pretty healthy ecosystem, mirroring what Amazon was able to do with the Kindle. What actually helped them even more was the Nook Color, it gave people who simply want a multimedia e-reader and not a tablet ( iPad, Galaxy Tab ) an affordable option. That and it can be easily rooted to run android 2.3 ( I think ) and open it up to be an under-powered but still capable entry level android tablet.cool That and Barnes & Noble has a very long history and is the first thing people think of when they hear the word bookstore. Its as if someone said fast food chains are struggling and people being worried about McDonalds.
July 28, 2011 @ 01:22 AM
ReZ

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cleared out some of their comic section today
July 28, 2011 @ 01:25 AM
tunnelno5

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

library


what he said. they don't have coffee, but i just get high off the smell of old books. if you live near the l.a area, try brand library in glendale. huge library and a more huge selection of records and cd's. heaven

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July 28, 2011 @ 01:27 AM
Ape

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Put Subways, Coffee shops, and Computers w/ free Wi-Fi in bookstores

Turn it into a generic hangout

That's how you stay in business

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July 28, 2011 @ 01:52 AM
tunnelno5

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its either that, or the store will be just a hangout spot with people that dont buy shit! :/

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July 28, 2011 @ 01:55 AM
Axraexl

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My parakeet died in Borders
Fuck Borders

Run away from the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, the land of the sinking sand

July 28, 2011 @ 01:58 AM
jaded

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I've always liked Barnes & Noble more. The Borders here was always a mess inside. Luckily our Borders and B&N are right across the street from each other so it won't matter that Borders is closing.

Put Subways, Coffee shops, and Computers w/ free Wi-Fi in bookstores


The Borders here has a Seattle's Best coffee shop I think, and B&N has a Starbucks. I think B&N has wi-fi too. No sandwiches though sad

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July 28, 2011 @ 04:03 AM
ThatKid

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i know damn. theres no bookstore thats close to my house anymore. next ones is in town
July 28, 2011 @ 04:09 AM
Ecks

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Location: Albany, New York

What do y'all read nowadays? What topics interest this generation? I can't seem to find anything to get hooked on. I recently read some of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, and that was pretty solid.
July 28, 2011 @ 11:42 AM
FORTE ASHLEY OLSEN

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Used book stores>>>>>>>>>

I have a dope one not too far from where I live. It's about the size of or lager than most barnes and nobles, has a cafe, and sells used music and movies. You can spend all day in there looking for random gems.

If I want something specific I hit up alibris.com. I can find almost anything I want there for around $5 shipped.
July 28, 2011 @ 11:51 AM
originalhype

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Location: Los Angeles, Ca

E readers are getting more popular but i do prefer holding a book and not worry about battery life.
I do agree that sucks borders is closing but i guess there's a closeout sale.

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July 28, 2011 @ 12:36 PM
Iggle

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don't know how ya'll can just browse in a bookstore. like how do you even decide on what to buy? i have to have a specific book in mind. usually just get it from a library too. i consider buying books a waste of money

#pedogangweindis

July 28, 2011 @ 01:10 PM
FORTE ASHLEY OLSEN

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Once you know about different authors and books it's easy to walk into a bookstore and run into something you've heard of and been meaning to read. For nonfiction, just walk over to a subject that interests you and browse around until you see something that catches your attention.

I used to strictly go to the library to check out books rather than buy them, but I've realized that I like to have copies on hand to re-read or if I need to just look up a specific section.
July 28, 2011 @ 01:25 PM
.emaN

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reminds me of
July 28, 2011 @ 01:26 PM
DREWKKAKE

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lol im a former barnes and noble bookseller. borders sucks

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July 28, 2011 @ 01:52 PM
mr mcgibblets

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i always liked borders more for some reason.are all of the stores closing or just some?and will there be going out of business sales?bookstores would make more money if there was a time limit you could sit around and read without buying something.fuck that e reader shit i like to actually be able to hold the magazine or book.
July 28, 2011 @ 01:58 PM
Shanklin

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Fuck borders. Only giving 10% off their art books. Fuck that. Barnes & Noble ftw

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July 28, 2011 @ 03:31 PM
Ape

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bookstores would make more money if there was a time limit you could sit around and read without buying something.


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July 28, 2011 @ 03:34 PM
Maui Waui

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Books-A-Million ftw

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