Bad news on the bookstore front. Borders has just posted a second-quarter loss of $46.7 million, the fifth loss in six quarters, and the chain is closing stores and selling more non-book items. Things aren't so hot at Barnes & Noble, either. Meanwhile, sales of e-readers, spurred by the cheaper, better Kindle, continue to increase.
I love my Kindle, but as I think I've mentioned before, it hasn't made me give up traditional books. I seem to be reading more in general. I'd hate to see one or both of the BBB's (Big Box Books) close here. Hanging out at them and browsing, with a break or two for high-priced coffee and a pastry, has become one of my