Sand is just sand, right? Not so! Magnify it, and it becomes this:
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There are rumors floating around that bookstores may be dying. Remember WaldenBooks, or B. Dalton? They were bought by Borders and Barnes & Nobles, respectively, both of which offered books at a lower cost – or at least it seemed that way. Now Amazon has come along, offering books (and more) at an even lower cost, and doing its share to make e-books a Big Thing. So, is this the end to brick and mortar bookstores?
Personally, I think it might be the end to the big, cold, impersonal bookstore, but the winners of this are the cool, personal, independent bookstores. The key is being different, to be about a love of books and not money, and, of course, to not have five such stores on a city block.
Have you been to a wonderful independent bookstore lately? Please share!