Often old magazines are returned to the publisher to be pulped, or kept and sold as back issues.What does Barns n Nobles do to all the old magazines? And how often do they throw out the stuff?
I worked for a drug store that got their magazines delivered by a company called Charles Levy. CL would have a rep come in once a week and change out old magazines for new, and then a truck driver would come another day that week and pick up the old and bring new again. I assume the mags went back to CL and then they sent them back to the companies.