Reader Patrick sent us photographs of notes in the window of the now-shuttered Barnes & Noble location at Broadway and West 66th Street. One note is from the store employees, thanking customers for their patronage, and then former customers have added their appreciation and good wishes to the 200-some workers, many of whom are out of work.

The store's last day was January 2, 2011, and workers have been clearing out the stores since then. A Century 21 will be moving into the massive five-story (including basement) space; its opening date is unknown.