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Anonymous said...

Glad to see a new business taking up a vacant building, but I'm still not understanding why BB&B closed down. I need items for my bed, bath and home more than I need books.

Anonymous said...

Someone once said on here that bookstores are dead...

Anonymous said...

Always good to see a bookstore doing business.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:40 AM,
I've lived here for 25 years and , trust me, people around here need to read books far worse than they need a bunch of cheap Chinese bedspreads and candles.

Anonymous said...

So the question is:

Will Barnes & Noble find new customers or will it have the same number of customers and more overhead?

I suspect anyone in Flowood that likes to read and frequent B&N already makes the relatively short hop to Ridgeland.

Anonymous said...

@10:40, BB&B filed bankruptcy and liquidated all its stores earlier this year. bought the brand name, which it now operates under as an online-only retailer.

Anonymous said...

@11:23am - Word.

Anonymous said...

Barnes and Nobles website sells books about topics that Amazon won’t sell. For that reason I give them my business.

Anonymous said...

If nothing else it provides a nice place to drink coffee that isn't a drive through or tiny space that is hard to get in and out of.

PittPanther said...

12:23pm, give us two books or subject matters that Amazon won't sell, but B&N will.

Anonymous said...

to quote Chris Rock....Grand Opening...Grand Closing

Anonymous said...

Yes. They will sell books about coffee tables and bed linens.

Anonymous said...

That bad news for Impression Books right down the road on Hwy 25 next to the Rankin County Tax collector office.

Anonymous said...

BooksaMillion couldn’t make it at Dogwood. Maybe B&N can?

Anonymous said...

@6:30 AM

Do you mean Borders?
Because that one only closed when the corporation went bankrupt. Just like Bed Bath & Beyond.
Borders was a victim of becoming less focused on books and more focused on toys, games, and CD/DVDs at a time when more of that media was going online.

Kingfish said...

Never a BAM in Rankin. Ever. Borders Corp went bankrupt. Had nothing to do with location. Never adapted to the Kindle and ereaders. 2008 recession did them in. Loved the book collection. Probably the best one among retailers in the state. When cds were a thing, someone at that store had great taste in jazz because the jazz CD offering was pretty damn good.

Anonymous said...

Ted Nugent once signed books at that Borders store.

Bring back Ted.

Anonymous said...

B&N has a new CEO who is focusing on running branches like "local bookstores".

I prefer "The Book Rack" myself.

Kingfish said...

The B&N on East County Line Road was much nicer than the Renaissance version. Liked how the coffee shop was in the center on a higher level. Also was brighter and more open than it is now.

Yeah, I read that interview with the CEO. I think he gets it. Wants to give local managers more say in designing stores and in making other decisions.

What could have been. When the iPads and Kindles first started rolling out, B&N had the Nook. At the time it was the only or one of the few tablets that could run Android. Problem is, B&N wanted to keep only its books, B&N products, and kids stuff on there. No play store apps at first. If B&N had made a real effort to start with a true Android tablet, it could have owned that side of the tablet market.

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