Monday, January 18, 2010

Bookstores Are Dead (If You Want Them To Be)

From io9: Bookstores Are Dead (If You Want Them To Be). Another sign of the change? An excerpt:

Are brick-and-mortar bookstores doomed? People have been predicting the downfall of physical bookstores for quite some time, but with many stores vanishing and shelf selections getting much worse, the warnings have gotten more dire lately. Borders is shuttering 182 of its smaller Waldenbooks outlets, while leaving 130 of them open. And Barnes & Noble is similarly closing down all but 50 of its B. Dalton stores. The move leaves the town of Laredo, TX as the nation's largest town without a bookstore.

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