What, the Globe's never heard of Kenmore Square?
One of those people who read the Globe even on Saturdays noticed this story, in which the region's paper of record says the closing of the Downtown Crossing Borders would leave Boston with "only one chain bookstore in Boston: the Barnes & Noble in the Prudential Center."
Even setting aside the chains at the airport (and the Hallmark store in West Roxbury; why that one is almost in another area code, and not all Hallmarks sell books), not to mention the question of how Boston survived for several hundred years without chain bookstores, what about the mammoth Barnes & Noble store in Kenmore Square? Yeah, it sells textbooks to BU students, but it's open to the public (so, for that matter, is the smaller Emerson bookstore).
Then again, Brian McGrory cited, maybe even created, the same "exactly one major bookstore" meme a couple weeks ago.
And that, in turn, was couple weeks after another Globie claimed Harvard Square is now down to just one indie bookstore, which must have come as a surprise to Schoenhof's, the Grolier Poetry Book Shop and Raven.