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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: B&N Postscript
- From: Olivia Hibel <olivia@GHPLUS.INFI.NET>
- Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 14:30:50 -0400
- Message-Id: <199904091936.MAA12688@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
By the way, in my impassioned encouragement of small specialty bookshops
and of independent booksellers, I do not mean to stamp out B&N.
As a matter of fact, I do love the store B&N, as a place to
buy books for an evening's entertainment.
Many times have gone there as a "date", to browse, explore,
buy books I would not otherwise have
known about, and, have great coffee. Also, one winds up running into
one's friends at a B&N.l
Why, one can even quickly sum up approximately how urban
rather than rural a suburb is, or, how literate a faraway
neighborhood, before looking at a house or job there, by whether or not
it has a B&N.
In my previous posts, I simply wanted the facts to be