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RIP: Barnes & Noble on Sixth Avenue Has "Closed Forever"

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One of the few remaining Barnes & Noble bookstores downtown has abruptly shuttered, and it did so in the most depressing way possible. A sign on the doors of the Sixth Avenue location reads "Closed Forever," and there's a stack of Nooks sitting by a trash can. As far as Manhattan is concerned, there are still six stores in business—including the Union Square and Tribeca outposts.

The other sign on the window doesn't say much, except that the location is dunzo (our words, not theirs), and offers a thank you for the last 12 years of patronage. That same sign also suggests customers shop online on the bookstore's website, though that might not bode to well for the other brick-and-mortar locations.
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