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There's Still No "I" in Yuma - De File
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There's Still No "I" in Yuma
Yuma is, well, Yuma. But at least it has a Barnes & Noble now. And, believe it or not, the fiction stock is superior to that of the store I visited Sunday at the intersection of Pico and Westwood. In fact, I've noticed that the Arizona B&Ns are generally better outfitted than their Southern California counterparts. What's that about? Maybe they have different buyers.
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flw From: flw Date: October 20th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


There are reasons people leave places like LA you know. There aren't any good book stores in the entire city. Well, that's not true, there's a few, but you either live by it, or you drive two hours in traffic to get to it... But for a store B&N they want to minimize the space they take (Real Estate Cost) and maximize profit (10,000 copies of the latest Oprah sensation, little room for anything else). They don't have depth... There's no reason to hold on to some obscure book for 8 years waiting for someone to stroll in and pay 8 bucks for it. Why serve the obscure and esoteric needs of 5% of the reading public?... if you want good books stores, fly to New York (their attitude)... We can move thirty copies of "Maxim" an hour here.
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