Friday, February 11, 2011

So Long to a Few More Bookstores

This is sad:
Borders Group may file for bankruptcy reorganization as early as Monday or Tuesday, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The No. 2 traditional bookstore in the U.S. also plans to close about 200 of its 674 stores and cut thousands of jobs, the newspaper reported, citing sources it did not name.
Is it a good thing for bookstores to disappear and go away? Does everything have to be on an electronic media device now?

I like media readers and devices like that. I just wish there was a way to keep everything as it was. That's wishful thinking, perhaps, and change is ever present, but sometimes a book is a book and a flat screen that glows is a poor substitute.
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