by John Kremer
on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 | Comments Off
Do you think brick-and-mortar bookstores are going to disappear within ten years?
No. I don’t think that at all. People predicted that radio would die when TV became the rage in the late 1940s and early 1950s. That didn’t happen (although the Internet radio stations and satellite radio could easily kill local radio stations).
Bookstores might disappear sometime in the next fifty years, but not in the next ten or twenty years. Too many old folks like me still like to read a real book, curl up in bed without any electronics and turn the pages.
And there’s just something great about the feel and smell of real books. Gets me every time.
Plus, of course, independent bookstores are still the gathering place for many communities. That also won’t be going away any time soon.
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