I got this tip from here.
And I confirmed it this morning. The woman at Barnes & Noble said the store at Mowry Avenue and Fremont Boulevard was closing over a dispute with its landlord. Business was pretty good, she said, so the chain might open a new Fremont store in a few years — maybe one that isn’t across the street from Borders.
The store closes at the end of the year. In 2011 the nearest Barnes & Noble will be in Stevens Creek. I didn’t even realize that was a real city. I thought it was just an auto mall.