Maybe it is because people can get items cheaper on-line than from them.
Top bookstores’ gloomy views generate merger buzz
By Anupreeta Das and Jessica Wohl Thu Mar 22, 12:10 PM ET
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Top U.S. booksellers Barnes & Noble Inc. and Borders Group Inc. provided lackluster financial outlooks on Thursday, leading some industry analysts to think that a merger or leveraged buyout could be in the offing.
I usually buy on-line from Amazon since B&N is usually more expensive and most books that I buy are not carried in the . The only thing I buy in the stores is usually music and books I cannot get at a discount on-line.