Tribune-Review columnist Mike Seate heads downtown looking for a good newsstand, and finds out there isn't one.
Points out what was lost when Barnes and Noble decided to close its doors on Smithfield Street. Smithfield News will be fine once the expansion/remodeling wraps up, but it's also in an inconvenient location for a lot of people who work downtown. There's still a book department at Macy's, I think, but the last time I looked it was a little ragged, heavy with remainders and other salvage material.
Maybe if a significant downtown housing component develops, a bookstore with a B & N-styled magazine section will follow. In the meantime, better fill out those subscription cards.