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What's Going to Happen to Devon Barnes & Noble?

Patch gets answers as bookstore chain announces plans for mass closings.

What's Going to Happen to Devon Barnes & Noble?

Do you still go to Barnes & Noble bookstores?

Apparently not enough people do nationwide.

Company executives told the Wall Street Journal they plan to close 20 stores a year over the next decade.

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While no specific stores have been identified yet for closure, at least not publicly, the bookstore giant has already made some decisions.

A spokeswoman for the Barnes & Noble on Swedesford Road in Devon says that store is not closing or going anywhere.

In an email response to an inquiry from TE Patch, Barnes & Noble Community Relations Manager Maureen Montecchio said "Our Jenkintown store closed in January.  The Willow Grove store is located very close to that location, so that store can serve our Jenkintown customers quite nicely.  I am not aware of plans to close any other stores in the Philadelphia market."

Do you still use bookstores - or do you do all your reading on a computer? 

Tell us in the comments.

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