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Go ahead, tax me, take my guns, but don’t touch my books

“The Bookshop has a thousand books,

All colors, hues, and tinges,

And every cover is a door

That turns on magic hinges.”

 — Nancy Byrd Turner

The Wall Street Journal reported horrible, terrible bad news Monday. Barnes and Noble Inc. will be “downsizing,” and the company will close 20 stores a year for the next 10 years.

Only the stores that are losing money, though.

Barnes and Noble’s currently operates 689 retails stores, along with a separate chain of 674 college stores.

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