Book vendors outlast chain
To The Editor:
Walking past the closed Barnes & Noble store on Sixth Ave., I realized that the vendors selling books on the sidewalk outside have achieved something heroic — they have outlived Barnes & Noble! More power to them.
What happens now? Another Duane Reade?
I say turn the empty store into an indoor book market for the local vendors and others who sell books on the street — some of them because B&N and other chains drove them out of business, or because gentrification made their store rents unaffordable. Poetic justice, literally.
Run this one by Mayor Bloomberg.