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Bookstore's closure is blow to Honolulu

By Sue Cowing

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 12, 2013

~~<p>Recent reports on the closure of the Barnes &amp; Noble Bookstore in Kahala Mall paint it as a sad but inevitable sign of the times. This is misleading.</p>
<p>The popular store will close, but not because it isn't doing a good business. It is. True, the parent corporation plans to close 30 percent of its stores across the country over the next decade, but the Kahala store was not one designated for early closure.</p>
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Recent reports on the closure of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Kahala Mall paint it as a sad but inevitable sign of the times. This is misleading.

The popular store will close, but not because it isn't doing a good business. It is. True, the parent corporation plans to close 30 percent of its stores across the country over the next decade, but the Kahala store was not one designated for early closure. Login for more...



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