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The Barnes & Noble bookstore on 21st and Sixth closed on Monday after fourteen years in the neighborhood. "We can't pay those kinds of rents," a bigwig told City Room. When you're finished mourning and moaning, please be sure to visit one of the eleven other Barnes & Nobles in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (What kind of New York do we live in when otherwise sensible people get upset over the demise of a big-box corporate bookstore?)