NFR - Bookpool
Steven F. LeBrun
steven at lebruns.com
Thu Mar 26 23:20:15 UTC 2009
Robert L Cochran wrote:
> Bookpool was in Martha's Vineyard, right? I'm surprised they closed.
> They don't seem to publish their address, at least not for people like
> me, so I was not able to visit them during a trip to Martha's Vineyard
> last Thanksgiving. I used to buy from them, they were always completely
> reliable and they did have pretty good prices. I've been worrying about
> Borders books too.
> Bob Cochran
> Steven F. LeBrun wrote:
>> Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com wrote:
>>> This is Not Fedora Related, just Linux book related. Earlier this week,
>>> I was attempting to buy a book on Bookpool and it seems to be gone. The
>>> site was there last week, but comes up with a Network Solutions generic
>>> message. Did I miss the memo? Did they go belly up?
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>> I am afraid it is so. I was at the Bookpool warehouse a week or two
>> ago and they were in the process of closing down. They were selling
>> their [empty] metal shelves even as I was shopping. I was able to
>> talk to the owner and it is unclear whether the closure is permanent
>> or temporary. The owner did not know whether Bookpool.com would stays
>> closed, reopens or opens in a new form and how long it would take to
>> make that decision.
>> The number of shelves still containing books was about half of what
>> they were a year ago. I am surprised that they had to shut their
>> "doors" so soon. I am assuming that they are closed based on the
>> website, www.bookpool.com, current state. The webpage that is
>> currently showing up at www.bookpool.com does state "coming soon" so
>> hopefully, the closure is temporary.
>> Steven F. LeBrun
>> Quote: /"The objection to fairy stories is that they tell children
>> there are dragons. But children have always known there are dragons.
>> Fairy stories tell children that dragons can be killed."/
>> -- G.K. Chesterton
Bookpool.com started out on Martha's Vinyard. Last year they moved
their warehouse to Wilmington, MA.
I wonder if that move over taxed their financial resources?
Steven F. LeBrun
Quote: /"The objection to fairy stories is that they tell children there
are dragons. But children have always known there are dragons. Fairy
stories tell children that dragons can be killed."/
-- G.K. Chesterton
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