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Posted: 2/25/2006 7:02:37 PM EDT
Is there a substantive difference? Or is it just what location and decoration that you prefer?

I've never really compared them that much so dont know.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:32:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:34:04 PM EDT
B&N tend to be a lot bigger and have a broader selection.

Both are overpriced, unless you belong to some kind of club.

I do most of my book shopping on amazon. I can wait and usually have it shipped free with a big enough purchase.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:34:32 PM EDT
Both have worked great for me.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
B&N tend to be a lot bigger and have a broader selection.

Both are overpriced, unless you belong to some kind of club.

I do most of my book shopping on amazon. I can wait and usually have it shipped free with a big enough purchase.



Hmm...that's pretty much opposite from what's around here.

B&N kinda sucks cause they put out a few wooden chairs and two or three beat up overstuffed loungers that are,oddly enough,not real comfortable.

The Borders around here have overstuffed leather couches and club chairs stashed in nooks all over the place...it's awsome to go and just read all the magazines and test drive the books for a couplea hours...love that place.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:50:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By byron2112:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
B&N tend to be a lot bigger and have a broader selection.

Both are overpriced, unless you belong to some kind of club.

I do most of my book shopping on amazon. I can wait and usually have it shipped free with a big enough purchase.



Hmm...that's pretty much opposite from what's around here.

B&N kinda sucks cause they put out a few wooden chairs and two or three beat up overstuffed loungers that are,oddly enough,not real comfortable.

The Borders around here have overstuffed leather couches and club chairs stashed in nooks all over the place...it's awsome to go and just read all the magazines and test drive the books for a couplea hours...love that place.



They've upgraded / moved the B&N stores here locally. They used to be comparable to borders, but now they're huge. And they have chairs, couches, and even chairs / tables for people to sit at. And of course, a starbucks...
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:14:48 PM EDT
The BN here has a couple soft chairs in one corner, and wooden chairs around the Starbucks, and thats it. It blows compared to all the others around here.

I've heard that BN focuses on bestsellers and new hot books, more than Borders which tries to have a wider variety instead of 2 dozen copies of the newest self help book on the shelf. But I'm not sure if that's a local strategy or national.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:31:32 PM EDT
Borders is much more expensive around here
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:22:38 AM EDT
They just closed down the local B&N around here.

Borders owns the place
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