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Old 05-29-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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There is a 2 floor one in the Marina, that is pretty decent, as well as a 3 (or 4?) story one in the Grove. I frequent the Marina location.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I often visited the Santa Monica B&N. The aisles were crowded, especially on weekends. People sitting on chairs, along the window sills...

At the same time, I noticed that only one cash register was open. And half the time, there wasn't a single customer on line.

Even worse, many of the "new" books on the shelves were dog-eared, smudged, and stained from all that "browsing."
True of many of the remaining brick and mortar bookstores, unfortunately. The B & N near us has the same groups hanging out, although there are always at least two cashiers open, and usually a line. I do buy books there, but not frequently. It's going to be a sad day when we have to resort to only buying online or reading our Kindles.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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Wow, too bad they've closed. But a co-work space is a great replacement. And they're not an independent bookstore. Midnight Special's closing was the real loss.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Just like we all will have when we all have a 3D printer in our homes to match the Enterprise's replicator and decide to print out a book on paper, pay the environmental sinners tax, instead of just reading it on a screen.
No, it's not the same. Picard's books are traditionally printed and hand bound, which gives them a far greater value than replicated books, which have a molecular signature that could be detected by anybody with a tricorder.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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You're part of the problem. Too many browsers. Not enough buyers.
How do you know how many times I've browsed at B&N without making a purchase, and how exactly do you have this information?
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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There is a 2 floor one in the Marina, that is pretty decent, as well as a 3 (or 4?) story one in the Grove. I frequent the Marina location.
Well look for me at the Marina location, because I suppose that's my new go-to bookstore. BTW, may I park in that place to the north without a validation?
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:57 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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True of many of the remaining brick and mortar bookstores, unfortunately. The B & N near us has the same groups hanging out, although there are always at least two cashiers open, and usually a line. I do buy books there, but not frequently. It's going to be a sad day when we have to resort to only buying online or reading our Kindles.
Indeed, I was in a B&N a month ago in the OC and I waited in line for at least 10 minutes.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Well look for me at the Marina location, because I suppose that's my new go-to bookstore. BTW, may I park in that place to the north without a validation?
Where Ruth's Chris and Yardhouse are? Yes, you can. The lot in that area is also free. Not many places in the Marina aren't free, with the exception of Salt, which requires valet.
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