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Old 01-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #18
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I mentioned this on TDR also. B&N was affected by Hurricane Sandy. Stores closed because of no electricity at the beginning on their holiday reporting period. People are still recovering and cleaning up. Hundreds of thousands still unable to return home.

You're not thinking of books while living in temporary housing. No one feels like packing them back up again in a few months. Changes in FEMA policies are reducing purchases of non essential items.

While this doesn't explain all their losses it may explain some of them.
Independent bookstores had good December sales, maintaining the Borders bump from the previous year. Some of those indies surveyed for the article are in areas affected by Sandy and that didn't seem to affect them much.
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