Monday, December 7, 2009

Big Box Bookstores Are Like The Hydra...

...Cut off one chain retailer, and another will instantly pop up to take its place.

The Times Online reports:
Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer and scourge of bookshops everywhere, is planning a surprise invasion of the British high street.

Property landlords said that the American company, which has a market value of $59.1 billion (£35.6 billion), had launched a secret search for bricks-and-mortar stores to support its rapidly growing website. It is understood to be scouring the country for high-profile sites just as the Borders book chain is shutting up shop.

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