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AND THEN THERE was one. The downtown area of Grand Junction, Colo. (pop.
50,000), once housed three independent bookstores. But the planned closing of
the 65-year-old 2500-sq.-ft. Readmor Book and Magazine Newsstand sometime this
month will leave Crystal Books and Gifts as the sole surviving bookstore in the
Some booksellers blame the evaporation of downtown booksellers on superstore
competition. In June, an 18,000-sq.-ft. Barnes & Noble moved near the Mesa
Mall, a few miles west of Grand Junction. As for Readmor owner Diana Osborne,
the pain comes tinged with a sense of …