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‘dere ain’t no gunslinger books in Texas…

from CNN

Big city left with no bookstore

By Ed Lavandera, CNN

Laredo, Texas (CNN) — The bookstore was Zhuara Rivera’s magical “Neverland.” It offered a fairy tale world for 14-year-old Rivera to get lost in stories and words.

But the books are gone. On January 16, Barnes & Noble, which owns B. Dalton, closed the store inside Laredo’s Mall del Norte.

That leaves Laredo, Texas, population of 250,000, one of the largest cities in the United States without a bookstore.

The closest bookstore is now 150 miles away, in San Antonio, Texas.

[ click to continue reading at CNN ]

Posted on January 22, 2010 by MJS

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