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Friday, 16 July 2010

Are Brick and Mortar Bookstores Doomed?


I have the good fortune of living within walking distance of two bookstores: Barnes and Noble and Borders. And, just two miles away from my home is a popular used bookstore with its share of good reads and constantly changing inventory.

In the case of the two retailing giants I can tell you one thing: business is slow, at least at the locations I frequent. I like to think that this has something to do with it being summer, but I’m also thinking that online retailers and ebook readers are beginning to take their toll on brick and mortar booksellers.

Matthew C. Keegan

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