by Dennis Brunning, Arizona State University
Well, this border closing you can’t blame on Arizona–entirely. Borders, a booklover’s meeting place for a couple of decades, is bankrupt. More than a bunch of stores are closing–everyone that I’ve been to is locking up at the end of April. Perhaps Borders will regroup and find a solution to its bricks and clicks problem. Not that Barnes and Noble is thriving but its Nook, known for color, is gaining popularity among readers (both the device and those holding the device) and there still is a Barnes and Noble retail store in every major zip code. Best coverage of the closing here by Nancy Herder here:
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