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Old 05-27-2018, 09:33 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

No! No! No! No! No! No! No!

Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!





Please tell me I'm dreaming ("to sleep, perchance to dream" ~William Shakespeare) but alas, I do not believe I am. I'm going to miss this place -- I've lost track of how many books I've purchased from this store, and I upgraded my Metallica collection from tapes to CD's more than a decade ago from here. Damn, this was really a great resource to have, and now that the Borders store previously on Westwood Blvd is closed, we have nowhere on the Westside to purchase books. This is awful -- I need to go drink something...


R.I.P. SM B&N.

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foGkU6x3eSE
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Amazon...
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Well..it's been closed for a while now. Maybe if you had gone there more than once a year it'd still be open.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Maybe if you had gone there more than once a year it'd still be open.
"It would help if more people bought stuff from B&N promenade store instead of Amazon online."

http://www.santamonicanext.org/2017/...nade-to-close/

Is the one in Marina del Rey still open? The Santa Monica store is supposed to be replaced with a co-working space.

https://patch.com/california/santamo...e-barnes-noble
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I don’t live nearby but that does suck . I would go there when I was younger quite a bit Wonder what will open in it’s place . I guess it’s not too surprising since so many other ones have closed .

I can’t imagine the rent on that space too .

In the valley I know there is a Barnes and Noble in Burbank and one in Calabasas and there is a Borders on Ventura Blvd .. but wonder how long those will remain open .

The prices are higher than Amazon and few people will pay more just to support a brick and mortar especially if they can get it in 2 days with Prime or sometimes the same day now .
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Oh no! I don't live on the westside but I love bookstores and am a little sad when they go under. There one in Marina del Rey is still open. Maybe Starbucks should start selling books, since they're everywhere.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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In France independent bookstores are actually protected by the government

Which is pretty interesting .

“How do so many French bookshops survive and thrive in the age of Amazon? In part, Cuvelier credits a piece of French legislation called the Lang Law, passed in 1981. At a time when chain bookstores were just starting to appear on the scene, it prohibited the discounting the prices set by French publishers by more than five percent. Since then, the big retailers have not been able to charge significantly less for a title than a bookseller like Cuvelier.”

https://www.marketplace.org/2016/01/...ive-age-amazon
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I don’t live nearby but that does suck . I would go there when I was younger quite a bit Wonder what will open in it’s place . I guess it’s not too surprising since so many other ones have closed .

I can’t imagine the rent on that space too .

In the valley I know there is a Barnes and Noble in Burbank and one in Calabasas and there is a Borders on Ventura Blvd .. but wonder how long those will remain open .

The prices are higher than Amazon and few people will pay more just to support a brick and mortar especially if they can get it in 2 days with Prime or sometimes the same day now .

Hello jm1982!


Indeed -- what a lot of people don't seem to appreciate is how gratifying an experience it is to those of us who seek knowledge to simply browse through actual pockets/spines of books. I prefer browsing at a brick and mortar rather than clicking on the "you may also be interested in..." links on Amazon.com, because i'd rather see a much wider swath of books and instantly page through them.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Oh no! I don't live on the westside but I love bookstores and am a little sad when they go under. There one in Marina del Rey is still open. Maybe Starbucks should start selling books, since they're everywhere.

The problem with the Starbucks model is that their book rack would look little different from the Ralphs and Vons supermarket book racks and magazine stands. You would do better at Target, unless you live near a Wal*Mart
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: People's republic of California
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I dont feel too sorry for them unfortunately. I mean I know they cannot compete with Amazon prices but still, give a few deasl here and there. The prices they charge are outrageous.
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