Rest in peace Computer Literacy Bookstores. As of Dec 1, Computer Literacy Bookstores closed the last of its two retail brick and mortar locations in Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose, CA. When Barnes & Noble bought Fatbrain.com and its Computer Literacy Bookstore holdings, you knew things would change. And they did. I just didn’t expect this.
Speculation was that B&N would change Computer Literacy Bookstores to B&N Tech or even Fatbrain. Unfornately, given the current economic environment in Silicon Valley, B&N realized that costs had to be cut. So, there it is. Computer Literacy was cut. Perhaps, when things pick-up, we will see B&N Tech or something like it.
For those who are looking for techical bookstores that they can actually visit by foot, stay tuned… I hope to find some myself.
If you know of a great tech bookstore to visit, please share with us. Thanks.