"Bookstores seem so 1978 -- or 1955 -- or maybe 1999. But in an age when customers are downloading books on the popular Amazon.com-created device, the Kindle, opening a bookstore may not seem like a wise business decision.
But don't tell that to Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, 30 (on the right in photo), or Rebecca Fitting, 35 (on the left in photo), who have apparently been spending a lot of time perusing the titles in the business section of their future bookstore. They don't appear to be afraid of any ol' recession and believe they can compete just fine with the likes of YouTube, Facebook and other Internet sites competing for their customers' time."
From: Greg Bear
Just got a Kindle myself--pretty wonderful little device. And I have to say that as the years go by, and e-readers become more widespread, it will deeply impact used bookstores. The impact on new stores and libraries will also be substantial. I'm cogitating on these issues and hope to produce a piece for the blog soon.
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