Booksellers

Question: Who sells books in the U.S.(apart from non-bookstores)?

  • Borders
    Over 460 Borders superstores in the U.S.;
    Approximately 650 Waldenbooks stores in malls
    47 Borders stores outside U.S., (primarily U.K. and Pacific Rim)
    35 Books etc. stores throughout Great Britain
  • Barnes & Noble821 stores in 50 states
  • Independent Bookstores - 2,200 that are members of the American Booksellers Association, maybe 1,000 unaffiliated
  • Others are college bookstores, airport bookstores, etc.

    Comments

    bookstores

    I like Borders, but I'm stuck in a town with just a Hastings. Boo!

    I'm curious how Amazon fits in. I joined their Prime shipping program, so it makes me feel obligated to buy from them now.

    Re:bookstores

    For heavens sake, don't feel obligated to buy from "the world's largest bookstore." You can also buy from independents on-line.

    from the Hastings site:
    Hastings was founded in 1968. In fiscal 1995, we began implementing our information system and opened a new corporate headquarters and a 100,000 square foot distribution center, all in Amarillo, Texas. We currently operate approximately 150 superstores averaging approximately 20,000 square feet, primarily in small to medium-sized markets in 20 states.

    Borders has over 1,000 stores. So at least Hastings isn't quite as gi-normous as Borders and B&N.

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