Now that Borders is gone, what else is there?

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Now that Borders is gone, what else is there?

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elokuu 4, 2011, 1:32pm

Borders was my favorite bookstore because they offered so many great coupons and had such great sales. So now I'm looking for an alternative to Barnes and Noble, a terribly expensive store that will be the next to go if they don't draw customers into the store with incentives.

So what else is there? I live in Romeo, a northern suburb of Detroit. Are there any other bookstores around me?

tammikuu 7, 2012, 4:56pm

I used to live somewhat near Romeo and I don't know of any independent booksellers in the area. I like Barnes & Noble. They have a great customer satisfaction attitude and there are great buys at the one in Rochester Hills with its used book section. Give it another chance.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 7, 2012, 5:11pm

I agree with fiberjean, I like B&N. In fact, I always preferred it over Borders.

tammikuu 12, 2012, 8:46am

B&N in Rochester Hills used to be my favorite book store because they had such a great bargain book section. That was until a couple of years ago. Their bargain book section isn't as good as it used to be now. Although they have a used library book section, too, they charge too much for them. And to get a decent deal on new books, you have to pay to join a club.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 12, 2012, 9:06am

Yes, you have to pay a membership fee, but if you buy enough from them - and enough is not very much - it covers it quickly (I need to cancel my membership, actually, I don't think I buy enough anymore - but for years I did).

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 19, 2012, 7:20am

I like B & N as well. I agree their used book section has been cut severely, but I have alwasy had good luck and service with them. I too pay the membership fee but my savings cover the cost (and if you order online there is no shipping). In addition, I can alwasy return or exchange an online order at the brick and mortar store. One other feature I like is I can search for books online, and they have a space where you can check availabily in local stores. If its there you can reserve it and pick it up at the front desk.

tammikuu 19, 2012, 11:15am

I take back what I said about their Bargain Books section. Last weekend I was at their store on Hall Road, and they had loads more bargain books than they used to. Maybe it has something to do with trying to attract former Borders customers.

helmikuu 23, 2012, 12:57pm

There's always Book Beat in Oak Park.

helmikuu 27, 2012, 3:56pm

I knew about them but keep forgetting. Thanks for the reminder.

maaliskuu 3, 2012, 9:09pm

John King books in Detroit is a book lovers Disney World. Multiple floors of anything and everything.

maaliskuu 29, 2013, 9:00pm

The B & N on Rochester Road in Rochester Hills has a used book department in the northwest corner that has a once a year sale, I believe usually in the winter. It has a real variety of titles for sale at fire-sale prices. Many of the best library collections are in Oakland County, in part because of disposable income levels in the region, so I recommend an occasional visit to note when they get a big colection coming in - as they did a year ago for art books.

joulukuu 23, 2016, 3:54pm

You folks with the GOOD Barnes and Noble are among the fortunate > on the East Side of Madison, Wisconsin, the only Barnes and Noble
is located INSIDE A MALL. It is noisy, over-bright, and their STARBUCKS refuses to accept STARBUCKS cards.

Can it be worse?

Well, yeah...they drove the nearby BORDERS out of business.

(see description on Favorite Bookstores in Wisconsin)

BORDERS may have started in Michigan, but it really may be more missed in Wisconsin.