A quick visit to Maria Popova’s blog, made me want to buy Breaking In. And for a minute I wondered is there a book store near my house I can go and grab a copy. With Borders gone, many of the independent stores shut down, I thought Barnes & Noble will have at least one store in a city of almost a million people. I was kidding myself. The nearest store is over six miles away. Looks like in our crazy part of the world, the big box book stores are dead. Done. Gone for good!