…it’s not enough for the Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Square [New York City], which, “despite being a reliable site for readings and events focused on the performing arts,” is closing.
Lillian Kelly is among those grieving the loss, but admits she really wasn’t much of a customer.
“I love buying my greeting cards here,” she says, explaining that she visits the store at least two times each week, mostly to frequent the cafe upstairs.
“They’re getting business out of me, I suppose,” she says. “Even though I’m sitting there reading magazines for free.”
Roger Hawkins says he likes the store because there aren’t as many park benches anymore. He says he mostly buys audiobooks, online.
“I’m just killing time,” says Jai Cha, who says he visits the store to read books, a chapter at a time.