Yeah, B&N missed the Hard Case boat and only carry a select few from name authors (hard to turn down the one from Stephen King, for example).
I have three Borders within driving distance and all carry Hard Case, though now it looks like each gets two copies of a title rather than a more face-out-display-worthy three or five copies.
Not really a surprise there, I'm afraid. Borders is having an even rougher time than most retailers these days.
--- On Sun, 11/23/08, Jeff Vorzimmer <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Jeff Vorzimmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard Case Crime series
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008, 4:32 PM
> I have enjoyed many of the Hard Case Crime titles. In a sign of the
> receding economy, our local Borders (a very large store) stopped
> stocking the new titles about three months ago. I'm sure other
> persons have similar news about problems in the publishing and book
> retail industries.
My Borders still carries them and has since the beginning. My local B&N,
though, has never carried them.
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