Barnes & Noble Closes in Bethesda After 2 Decades -

The Barnes & Noble bookstore that has been a focal point of Bethesda, Maryland, for the past 21 years closes on Thursday.

Locals said they would miss the bookstore and cafe where they flipped through books, lingered over coffee and met friends before movies at the theater across the street. Anacostia Bookstore Planned in Slain Reporter's Memory "It's kind of a lynchpin for this area," Kathy Butler said.

"It's sad," said Leigh Buntain, who often went there with children from whom she is a...

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