Re: Barnes & Nobel shrinking
It was really upsetting to me a few years ago when Borders went out of business, since I always preferred them to B&N. In the Baltimore area these days, Barnes & Noble is about it for bookstores. Waldenbooks is long gone, too, and there aren't many local shops left, either.
"Social harmony is not a good goal. There's plenty of social harmony in a prison camp. The individual is the smallest and most oppressed minority..." -- Diane Carey, April 2001