Nice neighborhood. Lincoln Square. The storefront is narrow - 20 feet, maybe. But there are a hell of a lot of books in that space.
And was written up in the Trib.
I talked to the owner. Someone asked about David Foster Wallace they are out of stock.
His secret? He buys books cheap. Only.
He strikes me as a survivor.
Anyone remember the movie, "You've Got Mail"?
In which Tom Hank's Mega chain bookstore was putting Meg Ryan's Shop Around the Corner out of business.
Border's is gone now. Barnes and Noble posted another quarterly loss as sales of physical books continues to decline.
Seems to me that B&N should be making money on the demise of Borders. And, to some extent, the collapse of Music and Video sales had to have taken a huge chunk out of revenues. Both the big chains had substantial sections devoted to CD/DVD's -- which no one buys anymore.
Barnes and Noble will figure something out. Even if their store is entirely devoted to a coffee shop and sales of Moleskines. But places like Ravenswood will continue to exist when books are considered relics like LP records.