On the Flip Side…
I can tell you, as anyone who knows me can, that I think a fairy cries every time a bookstore goes out of business. Even though I love my indies, I know that the general public really benefits from the big warehouse bookstores because they otherwise wouldn’t go into a bookstore at all.
It is, with a heavy heart, then, that I am writing this post. I am, obviously, pretty upset about Borders going bust but, then again, I did walk away with a huge stack of books for a very small stack of money. So ha, I just turned my lemons into lemonade.
The good thing about my reading taste is that everyone else snagged the best sellers at 20% off, yet, I have the random literary choices left at something close to 70% off. Here’s my list. Oh and there are two nonfiction that I’ve been after for a while but haven’t gotten around to getting in addition to the cookbook, which was Kai’s choice. I can’t wait to try a few of the recipes out on our pack.
So now I have to know: How do you, as a reader, a blogger, a person, feel about the impending disappearance of at least Borders if Barnes & Noble doesn’t follow soon? Does this spell a huge increase in sales and happiness for indies? Do you think people are going to stay interested in paper books or is this the death call for all physical stores?