New England Bookstore Chain To Close

Publishers Weekly reports the New England bookstore and gift shop chain Buck-a-Book will close this month. The reason? Online ordering and discount stores.

“It was a dream we pursued for over 15 years,” founder and president Bruce Moyer [told PW], “but the summer was just overwhelmingly bad. The competition and retail pressure are overwhelming. It’s not just Borders and Barnes & Noble. It’s Wal-Mart and Target, and online competition just gets stronger. There’s no bottom to the price online.”

Target does have an attractive book section. I’ve never bought anything there, but I’ve been tempted.

Jeff Grim
Jeff Grim has been a reader all of his life. He has had a particular interest in military history, any war at any time. His fascination with military history has brought him to an interest in historical fiction where the history comes alive with fictitious heroes and villains. Recently, Jeff has become interested in historical mysteries set in various time periods.

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